Do Low-Carbers Lean To The Right?

Or perhaps libertarian? Just a gut feeling.

Tonight Fat Head creator Tom Naughton posted a debate about health care. If you’ve seen his film it’s pretty clear he has libertarian philosophies.

I had heard about Fred Hahn from my dad, who heard about Slow Burn from CNBC or one of those business channels he watches in the morning. I’m not sure if it was ever featured on those channels, but it would make sense that business executives who are short on time could be a good market for Slow Burn.

To be low-carb means being comfortable with eating animal-based products, which means you’re definitely not far left. But you can also see it elsewhere, like when Denmark started taxing certain foods to discourage the consumption of saturated fat.

I used to be one of these people who thought “cigarettes are bad, OF COURSE they should be taxed!” But if you’re not happy with government taxing food that’s bad for you (or they think is bad for you) then how’s that different than government taxing something bad for you that you can smoke?

It’s like it starts as “why is government trying to tell me what to eat?” and grows into “why is government subsidizing corn and sugar, stuff I SHOULDN’T eat?” and “what right does government have to tell me what I can and can’t do with my body?” and “why is government involved in ANY of this stuff?”

Hermain Cain 2012!1


  1. No, not really.