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Lens of Liberty

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Many of us share fond memories of roasting marshmallows around the campfire, and making s’mores with the kids. Apparently, we’ve been doing it wrong all these years. The U.S. government has now published guidance on the right way to roast marshmallows and make s'mores. It begins with using a stick at least 30 inches in length, but it ends with substituting fruit for the chocolate, to cut down on sugar. Is there any aspect of life that we are capable of living without the government telling us how? This particular direction came from the U.S. Forest Service. If they looked through the Lens of Liberty first, they might worry more about the 100 million acres of national forests that have burned in the last 15 years, than about whether we are burning our marshmallows.