A student of American history used to learn about the Founding Fathers' view of the role of government and the absolute necessity to limit the reach of that institution into the lives of citizens. The Constitution specifies exactly what the power of the limited government shall be. Even then the citizens were not satisfied and demanded a Bill of Rights; a listing beyond what government CAN do and specifying what government CANNOT do.
Apparently Mayor Bloomberg in New York isn't on board with the concept.
Yesterday Coke, Today Milk and Popcorn
One must ask what the people of New York are going to accept before they revolt. They don't get to own firearms, they don't get freedom from a city income tax, they get stuffed into public transportation because they can't find a parking spot, they live in a hive of discourteous pushers and shovers, and now they are being diet managed for both choice and quantity.
Land of the free and home of the micro-managed.