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Debate Score:77
Arguments:57
Total Votes:96
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Was a New York court right to strike down a ban on sugary drinks?

Another court ruling has taken the fizz out of New York City's ban on big, sugary sodas. A New York appeals court on Tuesday ruled that the city Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants. 

 

 

"The Board of Health overstepped the boundaries of its lawfully delegated authority," the court said in its decision. 

The state Supreme Court Appellate Division, with its opinion, upheld an earlier ruling that stopped the ban from taking effect in March. The rule would stop many eateries from selling non-diet soda and other sugar-laden beverages in containers bigger than 16 ounces.

Yes

Side Score: 45
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No

Side Score: 32
2 points

That stuff Isn't good for you.

Getting rid of this stuff adds more to the efficiency.

A healthier body means a healthier mind and with healthier mind things can be done more efficiently.

Sometimes giving people the choice to do certain things isn't the right way to go.

Side: Yes
1 point

They're taking a step forward in trying to make America healthy. I don't see any problem with it. Nobody needs to be drinking soda out of a bucket-sized cup anyways.

Side: Yes

Last time I was in New York, I went to this place that donated $1 to fight diabetes when you bought a 32 gallon bucket of soda. Why would anyone want to prevent that?

Side: Yes
1 point

Lol well that's ironic. Help prevent diabetes by increasing your chances of getting diabetes!

Side: Yes
Quocalimar(6470) Disputed
1 point

Even if that's the case, who is the government to tell us tax paying adults what we can't do, if it doesn't hurt anyone?

Side: No
GuitarGuy(6095) Disputed
1 point

Personally, I think we're heading towards a future where the majority of the U.S. will be overweight. Thirteen states are expected to reach obesity rates of over sixty percent by 2030. Something as small as capping fast food soda sizes could make a big difference.

Supporting Evidence: Obesity (www.washingtonpost.com)
Side: Yes

Yes. It was a dumb attempt in the first place .

Side: Yes

People should make their own decisions, if we as a society chose to have a government that makes decisions for us, we will never learn to be self efficient. If someone buys a sugary drink, it is only effecting themselves, nobody else, so why should we be concerned?

Side: Yes
2 points

What I do to my body is my problem not the governments. If I want more then 16 ounces then I can.

Side: No

This is just another example of the state invading the right of individual liberty over choice. There is no need to do so. This may even hinder sales for companies that profit from selling large sodas. The state is just being a nanny.

Side: No
GuitarGuy(6095) Disputed
1 point

America is obsessed with soda and we're also one of the fattest nations in the world. Why not take further steps into making America healthy?

Side: Yes
AbbyNestor(1028) Disputed
3 points

It is the deprivation of liberty. Taking away the choices that the state has no business to. A man should be able to voluntarily purchase a soda larger than 16oz from any local provider he deems fit and well enough to suit his demands. When that option is taken away you are using coercion to control the populace's body types to which the populace should has total control of as long as they only control their own individual bodies. The state has no business intervening in business affairs and the health of the public if the public wishes to do this to themselves.

Side: Yes
1 point

Buys second soda .

Side: No

Kids love soda. Let kids be kids. Soda does no harm to them.

Side: No