Those who try to restrict basic freedoms do so on the basis that people sub-optimize outcomes through dysfunctional decision-making, even when the costs of a poor decision are entirely ours to absorb. To some, this dysfunction is so bad that we can’t be trusted to determine the size of our own soft drink without government control. If we can’t be trusted to consider the long-term impacts of beverage consumption, shouldn’t we question whether Americans are intelligent enough to be allowed to vote? After all, voting should require far more detailed analysis than does selecting between Coca Cola or water. The linked article raises other concerns worth considering about nanny state advocates. As government usurps more and more of our lives, it’s important to consider at what point does the arrogance of the bureaucratic “experts” end?