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Re: Vegetable rights and peace

Jonah, all we are saying is give peas a chance.

Actually, I think the Belmont Club has the best observation on Switzerland’s move to “vegetable rights”:

But who is really being “empowered” by the Swiss committee’s decision? Is it plants? No. It is bureaucrats. The point of vegetable rights isn’t to give plants dignity but to transfer yet more individual human freedoms to activists and government officials.

They’ll make vegetables of us all yet.

I’m reminded of a Brit joke from the Eighties: Mrs Thatcher and her all-male cabinet walk into a restaurant. The Prime Minister orders a steak, and the oleaginous waiter asks, “And for the vegetables?”

“Oh, they’ll have what I’m having.”

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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