Michelle Obama Continues to Increase the Government’s Role in Parenting

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    links in article at site

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    Sasha and Malia apparently aren’t enough for Michelle Obama. She wants to mother our children, too. That’s the only conclusion that can be reached when observing the First Lady’s campaign to decrease parents’ role in raising their children.

    Obama’s latest method of gaining more control is through school food nutrition standards. Noting that home-packed lunches aren’t up to the First Lady’s standards, the government is making school meals free for all, regardless of income, as part of a four-state pilot program that begins this fall.

    Given our penchant for free stuff, parents will be walking right into the trap. But never fear, the media cheers. The Muskegon (Mich.) Chronicle reports:

    “Muskegon parents can put the peanut butter back on the shelf and the bologna sandwiches back in the refrigerator, because this year breakfast and lunch will be served free to all student.’

    More disturbing than the cost of this unnecessary program is the way Obama is further cutting parents out of the picture and hijacking their critical role. We constantly hear from bureaucrats and government school apologists who say parents aren’t involved enough. Their solution? Decrease parental responsibility even more. By encouraging free government lunches for all students, Michelle Obama is creating a situation that will increase government interference in family life and take a major responsibility away from parents.

    But, hey, why worry about Johnny’s lunch when Uncle Sam is taking care of it?

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    Michelle Obama Continues to Increase the Government
     
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    where is my free lunch?
     
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    Not to worry... that lard-ass and her dumb husband will be packing in November.
     
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    Unfortunaly the damage of this woman is already done.. I work in a school
     
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    what state and what is happening that we need to look out for?
     
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    If you read one of the imbedded links, there does appear to be an effort to modify school menus toward healthier balanced meals. Problem is, kids chuck the good shit in the trash and end up choosing the same old crap. "Offering" healthier choices is no guarantee they will be chosen.

    As for the program- as a pilot I think it's a good idea. The notion of "Government role in parenting" is a rediculous stretch.
     
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    the kids in my classroom get pizza, chicken nuggets and fries every time.

    Forget anything green
     
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    I can't think of anything more horrible than trying to encourage kids to eat better. They should all be getting Chick-fil-A served at their schools.
     
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    how much more can the working class afford?
     
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    It would make you sick to see the food wasted, and now we have to FORCE fruits and vegetable on them or they will be charged more if they receive free or reduced meals..
    we now call ourselves the food Nazis
     
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