Would you like to see an example of a frivolous, unnecessary, complete-waste-of-everyone’s-time lawsuit? Look no further as we call out the Food Police.
From CNS News:
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a liberal consumer advocacy organization, has announced it will sue McDonald’s unless the fast-food franchise stops using toys to market its “Happy Meals” to children.
“This morning, CSPI notified McDonald’s that we will file a lawsuit against the company unless it stops using toys to beguile young children,” said Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson, Ph.D., at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.
If our justice system still functioned in a rational, mature and just manner, whatever judge gets this turd of a lawsuit on his desk should offer this malcontent Michael F. Jacobson a simple choice: withdraw this lawsuit right now, or be held in contempt of court.
It really is contemptuous of justice and of our nation’s court system to bring complete crap like this before the court and waste its valuable time. The very idea of bringing a lawsuit against a legitimate company for offering a legitimate product in a legitimate manner reeks and is completely un-American.
Justice demands that law-abiding companies (and the people who own, run and invest in them) not be harassed by do-gooder whinebags like this. To force McDonalds to waste even a penny to defend themselves from such a frivolous lawsuit would constitute dereliction of duty on the part of our justice system–which exists to ensure justice reigns in our land.
Additionally, this lawsuit is extremely insulting to parents. While many parents indeed do a pathetic job of instilling discipline and restraint in their children, as long as the parents are not putting their child at imminent and serious risk, that is their prerogative. Most parents, however, are capable of telling their child “No” when it comes to the choice of buying a Happy Meal, or going to McDonalds in the first place.
Does Michael F. Jacobson really think we are stupid enough to believe McDonalds is somehow managing to “go around the parents and market straight to the kids to bribe the kids to come”? Are children driving themselves to McDonalds without the knowledge or consent of their parents? What sort of jobs are these children holding down that they can afford their own car and pay for their own Happy Meals? Or are parents utterly powerless to fight the evil brainwashing of the Happy Meal Toy Brainwashing? Are parents turned into helpless zombies by Happy Meal ads: “Must buy Happy Meal…Must buy Happy Meal…Must buy Happy Meal…”? Of course, parents must be too stupid to balance out a trip to McDonalds with some more wholesome eating at home, too.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t enjoy being treated like a complete moron, and that is how this asinine lawsuit treats American parents. It also treats American judges and our entire justice system like complete morons–and whatever judge gets this case should respond to the insult accordingly.