The Obama administration is evidently considering lifting a 21-year-old ban on the importation of authentic haggis from Scotland. For the uninitiated, haggis consists of the minced heart, lungs, and liver of a sheep mixed with salt, pepper, oats, and suet and cooked inside the sheep's stomach (which is consumed, much like the casing on a sausage). This "culinary delight" was banned because of concerns about possible transmission of scrapie, a spongiform encephalopathy common in sheep and closely related to "mad cow disease." Apparently, those fears have proved unfounded, but for the life of me, I cannot imagine who in their right mind would eat such a thing (I mean, seriously, who first had this idea?), nor whose life would be made poorer by lack of access to authentic Scottish haggis.
If big government won't protect you from a haggis invasion, just what will it protect you from?