The doom-and-gloom merchants who claim that America is losing its way
could not be any more inaccurate in their assessment. Obesity is every
bit as American as football, apple pies, megachurches, and Ford trucks.
The fact that the number of the obese in the United States is rising does not represent a
cause of concern; rather, it is irrefutable evidence that Americans still hold
dear the cultural and societal values that make our country so great and