The European Union’s czars in Brussels have passed a law that bans anyone from claiming that water prevents dehydration. (h/t The Telegraph) Apparently, after a three-year investigation, the EU’s “scientists” have determined that there is no proof that it does.
And the new law has teeth, too. Any European drink manufacturer who makes the heretical claim to the contrary can go to jail for up to two years.
Fortunately, there are still some intelligent folks on the Continent. Quoth conservative European Parliament member Roger Helmer:
“The euro is burning, the EU is falling apart and yet here they are: highly-paid, highly-pensioned officials worrying about the obvious qualities of water and trying to deny us the right to say what is patently true.
“If ever there were an episode which demonstrates the folly of the great European project then this is it.”
This farce, like so many others in the EU, is a cautionary tale for us here in the U.S. of A. Europe’s czars, like the battalions of Obama‘s czars, are not just unelected. They are so loony (i.e. impeccably progressive) that they would also be unelectable in any normal environment. Yet, they have wormed their way into positions from which they exercise a stranglehold not just on the throats of European nations, but on common sense itself.
I fear that Europe may be beyond help at this point. Here in the U.S., the housecleaning will take a few decades before the damage perpetrated by Obama’s frauds is corrected. It’s time to break out the broom, not to mention as many butterfly nets as we can muster, in preparation for 2012.