We all know that America has been falling behind. Economics, manufacturing, science and math education… all categories in which other countries of the world have started to lap us. But the title of biggest meat-eater is one to which I expected America to hold strong. So I was shocked when I learned in the Economist that Luxembourg holds the number one meat spot. I mean, sure the U.S. wins in absolute tons of meat consumed, but that small European country manages to beat us in consumption per person. (I do take solace in the fact the if “world’s biggest meat-eaters” were measured in girth or weight of the consumer, the U.S. would again take the top spot.)
We all need to do our part to restore America’s greatness. While I’m certain that this is to become a central issue of the 2012 presidential campaign, I’m asking my fellow Americans to not wait for a government solution to the problem. When you’re staring down the choice between salad and sandwich choose sandwich, choose for freedom, and, for our children and our children’s children, chose meat.