I've read that a vegetarian diet can provide the same nutritional value as an omnivorous diet. Also, I've seen it claimed that a vegetarian diet provides various health benefits over a diet that includes meat (here defined as any animal flesh). Vegetarians point to these things when promoting their diet.
My question to vegetarians is this: Is trying to persuade people enough for you, or are you willing to use the power of the government to force people to become vegetarians? Why or why not?