The debate on how much power the government should have over controlling what its citizens eat, drink, and smoke is a tense one, to say the least. I have previously argued that the government should be concerned with what its citizens ingest, as a matter of protecting public health of both the consumer and those around him or her. But it’s a more complex situation that many people make it. Pace some libertarians, I believe government should exert some power, but pace some big government liberals, I don’t believe said power is “all-encompassing.” For example, one instance of the government properly exerting power is the founding and operating of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which has protected American consumers from countless instances of…