Friday, February 17, 2012
Parents across the nation were shocked this week by the story of a preschool child whose home-packed lunch was inspected by a government lunchbag inspector (see, there were "jobs created or saved!"), deemed dangerously non-nutritious, and replaced with a healthy, well-balanced, taxpayer-subsidized lunch which the child wouldn't eat (except for 3 chicken nuggets).
The offending meal (apparently prepared by an abusive, child-hating mother) was a turkey & cheese sandwich, some chips, a box of apple juice...and a banana for dessert. If she had included a "Happy Meal" toy, she'd be in Guantanamo Bay by now.
Many people now think that the government is getting much too intrusive when its agents are reaching into children's lunchbags, and believe they should instead restrict themselves to more benign activities like reaching into children's underpants before they can board an aircraft.
But in the government's view, meal-planning is far too important and complex an issue to be left in the hands of ordinary people (unlike family-planning, which they assume any idiot can handle).
That's why besides putting the Goodie Gestapo in schools, they've also issued tough new nutritional guidelines intended to cut down on the consumption of things like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, basically putting George Washington Carver in the same historical category as Lucretia Borgia and other famous poisoners.
But perhaps Hope n' Change is being too cynical about this. Perhaps the government really does care about keeping little children healthy enough to live long, productive lives. And they'd better. After all, those kids are the ones who'll have to pay off Barack Obama's skyrocketing deficits.
So it's important that they be denied the food that "sticks to the roof of your mouth" which was developed by a former slave...Because the president who can't stick to a debt ceiling has already sold them into being future slaves.