I wrote last week that if we don't do something about the government forcing us to do what it has NO business telling us to do, that they'd soon be taking away our Oatmeal Pies. Remember? Little did I know that about a month ago in North Carolina, a mother packed her four-year-old daughter a lunch with a turkey and cheese sandwich, a bag of potato chips, a banana and apple juice. The food-police were in the lunchroom and took her lunch away from her because it wasn't what they deemed "healthy" enough. They marched that little girl up to the cafeteria line, gave her a school lunch of chicken nuggets. Excuse me...fat-fried, reheated frozen chicken nuggets made from ground-up chicken parts, are better than a turkey and cheese sandwich????? Then they sent the mom a bill for 1.25 along with a note-of-admonishment telling her mother that the lunch she packed was not "healthy" enough. Say what?
Even if Momma omitted a government-approved appropriate veggie, say, a bag of carrots, the food-police overstepped its authority. It's intrusive. It's ridiculous. It's absolutely insane. It's totalitarianism in every aspect of the definition of the word. The Puritans who left the dictates of tyranical English government did not risk life and limb, give up their homeland and families, to come to America and found a country that forces mothers to add a bag of spinach to her child's lunchbag or pay a fee to replace the lunch she gave her child. Our "founding fathers" did not write a Constitution that prohibits the freedom of parents to feed their own children.
Nor did the signers of the Declaration of Independence intend to infringe on citizens' economic freedom and force them to purchase insurance that doesn't meet their needs. I ask you...Why should I, a 63 year-old pro-life Christian woman be forced to purchase insurance that includes birth-control, abortive medicine, and procedures?
If they wanna fix health insurance problems in this country, why not offer medical/age-specific insurance choices? We don't have car insurance that includes a boat or motorcycle, do we? We don't insure Mustangs like we do 18-wheelers. Car insurance is based on the vehicle. Why isn't medical insurance? I'm an aging lady with age-specific ailments. I need insurance that deals with that fact. I'd be interested in bone-degeneration insurance. I'd be interested in accident/style insurance based on how many old folks my age have "fallen and can't get up". I don't go to the doctor every time I get the sniffles.
I don't particularly like my tax dollars going to fund the food-police in elementary schools. Come on. This is absurb. A reporter asked the expert what recourse the mother had with the school system for "outing" her child and over-ruling her mother's care (Imagine how that trusting 4-year-old will question her mother's future decisions on her behalf). What is this mother recourse? To take her child out of that stupid school and enroll her in private school? To homeschool her child? But why should she be forced to pay taxes for public education (operative word: education), and not benefit from it? Why should that mother be forced to do anything beyond what is expediently injurious to her child?
Why should anyone in a free society, be forced to cow-tow to a totalitarian? do we want a form of government that uses its political authority to exercise absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life? do we really want to be subordinated to the state in which opposing political and cultural expression is suppressed and we all have to eat chicken nuggets? If so, four more years of Obama's fundamental changes to America may just give it to us.