May each of you have the heart to conceive, the understanding to direct, and the hand to execute works that will leave the world a little better for your having been here. -- Ronald Reagan

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Responses From the Past to Government Food Nannies

Little Dictator Mayor Bloomberg telling people how much soda they can drink, chefs how much salt they can use, a NY city council contemplating passing a law telling people how much popcorn they can eat at the movies...the food police, now led by Gourmand Dictator Michelle Obama are taking away all choices from citizens except the choice to kill babies in the womb.

“The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he may not, he is not a free man any more than a dog.”  - G. K. Chesterton

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences.” -C.S. Lewis

Government bureaucrats shut down bake sales; not good for you. I have no doubt the Feds will be going into Churches and bust bake sales once they know such a thing goes on there. Lots of money for charity and projects are received through bake sales. School bake sales are becoming more forbidden.

Then there’s this. Back in February, a four year old girl had her brown bag lunch denied her because it didn’t contain USDA-approved lunch of one serving of meat, one serving of grains, and two servings of fruit or vegetables. This food criminal had a turkey sandwich, banana, potato chips and apple juice. The little girl was forced to eat the school food, her lunch sent back uneaten, and a bill for $1.25 for the school meal. This was done by a state level Department of Health and Human Services food policeman.

Apparently DHHS agents make regular inspection of children’s lunches. It’s not clear if this is a national phenomenon, but if it’s not it will be.  If the lunches don’t meet government “standards” they are supplemented or replaced by the school lunch program, and apparently forced to eat it. Could be a problem if there’s an allergy.

Here’s an idea. Every government employee at all levels be required to see what their BMI numbers are. If they aren’t with the guidelines, they have a directed amount of time to achieve it. If they fail, they get suspended for a specific amount of time until they do. If within that time they still fail, they get fired. Let’s start with that fatass Bloomberg. 

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