First, I'm telling you to read the my posts because I specifically stated that crime and fast food are two different things. And you proceeded to berate me for calling them the same thing.

Second, I don't see why the state should be responsible for taking the initiative to reform every obese person out there. They should, like you suggested, offer the resources necessary to help people overcome obesity.

The responsibility to take the initiative needs to fall on the obese person OR, in the case of an addiction, the people around them. If there is no one at all around to help this person, then that person has bigger problems than obesity.

I do want to help. I want to help those who want to be helped. In the case of an addict, the severety of the situation is often so bad that even if the person acts like they don't want help, the severity of the situation is so bad that the problem becomes impossible for others to ignore. One has to assume an addict wants help; it's clearly ruining their life.

But you don't get obese over night. It takes years or maybe months of habit forming. During that time, everyone (save for young children) has the conscious choice. The addict of today was the conscious over-eater of yesterday. Although I wouldn't advocate NOT helping them, part of me sees some of these obesity issues as the consequences of people's past actions.