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06-03-2011, 12:13 PM
On National Donut Day, Americans Urged to Protest Government Intrusion
Friday, June 03, 2011
By Susan Jones

Calories of each food item are shown on a McDonalds drive-thru menu. Calorie counts will have to be listed on restaurant menus under a provision tucked into the massive health care overhaul bill. (AP File Photo/Ed Ou)

(CNSNews.com) - The first Friday in June is National Donut Day, and although it didn't start off as a political event, it may become one.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a public policy group, is encouraging Americans to turn National Donut Day into a day of protest against overreaching government.

Citing growing government intrusion into Americans' freedom to choose what to eat and drink, CEI is urging people to enjoy two donuts on Friday -- one for themselves and one for their liberty.

“Whenever we eat, whether at home or while dining out, we find more and more politicians and bureaucrats with their fingers on our plates,” said CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman. “Today, we urge Americans to eat donuts in celebration of our liberty and as an act of protest against government intrusion. Donuts may even be tastier that way.”

CNS (http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/national-donut-day-americans-urged-prote)