To Mrs. Obama: Butt out! Why is it any business of the Federal Government, let alone Michelle (unelected) Obama what my kids eat for lunch? Yeah, I know the government’s Department of Agriculture (USDA) is paying for or supplying a lot of the food but why does it think that gives it the right to specify what the kids eat at school? Aren’t parents supposed to raise their kids? And besides, the Federal standards are now under attack; they’re said to be deficient. New Fed School Lunches Lack Protein explains.
What the story doesn’t say may mean more than what it does say. See, it’s a complaint by the beef industry, not by kid advocates. Because the Michelle Obama-fronted anti-obesity Federal program for school lunches emphasizes rabbit food at the expense of dead cows, sheep, pigs and such. Yeah! Veggies! Veggies come from farmers; farmers get lots of government help and need markets for their food surpluses. Good ol’ USDA accumulates a lot of that stuff and needs someplace to dump it. So is Michelle Obama really helping kids or is she helping the USDA? Cui bono? Who benefits?I dunno… I understand ingesting too much green stuff makes for a lot of gas, too… which could be distracting in post-lunch classrooms.
But there’s a thing that seems pretty clear buried in this: If the Feds decide to regulate every human imperfection that offends some top official (or his wife) or attracts the media’s attention, it won’t be long before we can’t awaken in the morning without consulting government regulations and chocolate will be illegal. Probably wine, too. And fashion, it’s constant changes are wasteful, right? And worse, allow everybody to look different when proper egalitarianism specifies we all wear old Chinese Communist Mao uniforms. Which are unavailable in large and extra-large…
Anyway, seems to me, the closest authority to their kids, is the parents. The most likely to actually know the kids’ needs and more important, to care about those particular individual human beings and thus, actually desire whats’ good for them.
So like I said: Butt out, Michelle!