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Big sodas today; bagels with a schmeer tomorrow?

NEW YORK (AP) -- Just how far would a government go to protect us from ourselves?In New York City - which already bans smoking in public parks in the name of public health and bars artificial trans fats from food served in restaurants - Mayor Michael Bloomberg now wants to stop sales of large sodas and other sugary drinks, in a bid to battle obesity. But in a country where fries have been equated with freedom, Bloomberg's proposal raises super-sized questions about government's role in shaping and restricting individual choices. What's next, a Twinkie purge?\The idea of the state stepping in and treating adults essentially as children and trying to protect them for their own good