It should be legal, because without the oatmeal, cities will collapse under the political government of Corn made by Jerry Sandusky and large buildings without the Oatmeal/Corn base structure will begin to fall like dominoes. Not to mention the fact that the Pythagorean Theorem states that Oatmeal squared + Corn squared = a great economy and an outstanding political government. Also without Corn we must have some form of ready to eat food such as oatmeal, for example, Quaker brown sugar oatmeal. Finally, if you combined two great superpowers such as the Oatmeal and Corn, the powers of the United States would be limitless, granting us world domination.
It should be illegal because the Sandusky Rule states that the cat population needs to be equivalent or less than the corn production rate squared or the economy will crash. If our government shuts down again the corn production rate will decrease leading a fall in cat populations that will cause level 5 hurricanes because the weight of the cats is keeping the storms away. Also if oatmeal is allowed the United States will become too powerful and create a blackhole that will destroy the planet including our oatmeal supplies. Its too dangerous and its a lose lose situation.
What you seem to be forgetting is the fact that, just like you and I, cats love Quaker brown sugar oatmeal (who doesn't). Without corn the cats will eat oatmeal, obviously, and if oatmeal is outlawed, the cats will be forced to eat everything they encounter, eventually destroying the world as we know it. It's not a lose lose, because the oatmeal not only keeps the cats at bay in corn-free cities, but also combines with the corn in the corn-friendly areas to create strong oatmeal-corn structures for buildings. Also, in Washington R.D, Baruck Obuma squares the oatmeal and corn to create his booming and "swagged out" economy. In conclusion, oatmeal is completely necessary in all cities, and creates a WIN WIN situation.