There is a watershed philosophical decision that is being debated in America. At issue here are two diametrically opposed world viewpoints. On one hand is individual freedom and responsibility on which this country was founded. On the other hand is what is determined to be the best course for society in general as determined by the government. And further more, are these ideals mutually exclusive? We are talking about Individualism vs. Socialism.
The issue? If American taxpayers are paying for part of certain American’s food through the food stamp program, should the government be allowed to dictate which food items can be bought with the food stamps? As of 2008 over 46 million Americans receive some dietary assistance.