THESE are the times that fry men's souls. The summer baker and the sunshine cook will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of pork and pork by-products; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as BACON should not be highly rated. California, with a Health Department to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but "to DE-BACONIZE us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER" and if being de-based and de-baconized in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God
Yes, that's right. Los Angeles has banned bacon dogs.
With apologies to Thomas Paine.