First statist Michelle Obama last week came out bristling while using her White house bully pulpit to rally support for federal public school meal nutrition rules she has earlier championed as against congressional House Republican critics who are trying to loosen them.
She successfully lobbied for nationwide implementation the rules back in 2010 along with other government initiatives aimed at dictating the dietary habits of children. But many public schools are complaining that the standards are too restrictive and costly. Lots of kids, for instance, instead of eating what the government insists they eat, are tossing the expensive unwanted food into the garbage.
So House Republicans are proposing an agriculture spending bill that would allow schools to waive the standards if they have a net loss on school food programs for a six-month period. The rules set fat, calorie, sugar, sodium and other limits on foods in school lunches.
"This is unacceptable," Obama huffed, during a meeting with school leaders at the White House. She doesn’t like the idea of anyone challenging her authority as First Lady to decide what kids are allowed to eat at school. American families are facing a "health crisis," and the "last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with kids' health," she declared -- as if her dictatorial dietary rules were not about playing politics.
Just like all government statists everywhere this woman actually believes she is in a position of power and has the authority to employ the forces of law to make people eat only what she wants them to eat and not eat what she doesn’t want them to eat. Complaints against her demands are “unacceptable.”
And just like all public education statists she believes that all school aged children and their parents should be compelled to submit to the government agenda by means of compulsory attendance at schools where the kids are indoctrinated on what to think, and all aspects of personal appearance and behavior right down to their dietary habits.
Government education statists aren’t satisfied with their legal authority to dictate what the captive children learn at school. They want to control more than just their little minds. They actually think that they enjoy the right and the legal duty to dictate the nature of their bodies as well.
Today, for example, the education authorities are taking it upon themselves to tell kids they are fat, and forcing them to take official messages home to their parents informing them that they think the kid is fat.
That’s what New York City public education statists did to 8-year-old Gwendolyn Williams. She’s a 4-foot-1 inch, 66-pound little kid forced to take home a so-called "Fitnessgram" to her mother describing her in no uncertain terms as fat.
"My daughter is thin; she knows she doesn't have a weight problem, but that night, I caught her grabbing the skin near her waist, and she asked me, 'is this what they were talking about?,"' explained her mom. Now she’s confused about her body. "It was awful to see." "Some of her friends found out they were obese," she added. "They were crying."
That’s the kind of damage caused to children by statist food fighting.