Thursday, May 17, 2012

I'm from the federal government, and I'm here to help, not exactly.

When the government claims it's here to help, you should turn and try to run away as fast as you can. When government is involved in supposedly looking out for your best interest, none of their good deeds go unpunished on your behalf. In Utah, Davis High School was fined $15,000, because the school sold sodas during "lunch hour". Federal law requires the school and other schools to turn off their soda machines during the lunch period for 45 minutes. When the federal government gets involved in trying to micro manage people's lives in the name of "helping them", it never works out. Correction, it works for the government, because it allows itself to get ever bigger and in the process be able to take away even more freedoms from the individual. So across the country in tens of thousands of schools during a typical six to seven hour school day in which the soda machines are all on, the federal government's mandate they the machines be turned off for 47 minutes accomplishes what exactly? Here's a crazy idea. How about just letting the parents worry about their children's health. It's not like the federal government has a sterling track record in actually fixing problems in society.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tyrone, it's even crazier than that in some schools. Case in point . . .

Chicago School Bans Bag Lunches to Get Kids to Eat Less Junk Food

Little Village Academy principal Elsa Carmona said she banned bagged lunches six years ago because students were bringing junk food to school. She said the meals at school, which are provided by food contractor Chartwells-Thompson, are usually healthier.

"Nutrition-wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school," she told the Tribune. "It's about the nutrition and the excellent-quality food that they are able to serve [in the lunchroom]. It's milk versus a Coke."

Nope, you can't decide what your kids eat. Only the school/gov't can. Because they know better than you.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It has been 25-years since I graduated high school. How has the years gone by sooo fast?

Anyway, when I was still in school, the soda machines were on all day; morning, noon, lunch breaks and after school. It may have changed since then.
Before then when I was in junior high, the soda machines were on before class started, off during classes, on during lunchtime, and on after school.

In high school, during lunchtime, in the cafeteria, along with milk 2% or chocolate, we had our choices hamburger or cheeseburger, tater tots, pizza, a milkshake (which we had to pay extra), and a salad bar.
Other than the salad bar, not much of a healthy meal, isn't it. And they wonder why our kids are getting fat?
I believe it is up to the parents to get involved what their children are consuming and not the government to get involved. Also, since childhood obesity is a huge epidemic, I have to wonder what the parents are feeding the children at home too.
I remember a friend one time suggested that overfeeding your child to the point where he or she becomes obese should be should be labeled under child abuse. Would you agree with that? Starving a child is another story.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Silverfiddle said...

"Federal law requires the school and other schools to turn off their soda machines during the lunch period for 45 minutes."

Think about that for a minute... What Mark Steyn calls "the brokest nation in the world" is dictating every last aspect of our lives...

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Eddie said...

Any wonder i am a Libertarian/Anarcho-Capitalist.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw the federal, state and local governments! The overburden of taxation has ruined this country. Federal taxes spent to support do nothing lazy welfare bums, failed and broken social medical and entitlements, smoke and mirror green and solar, fake science global warming. My state government wasted billions on failed schools, fat lazy greedy teachers, do nothing state workers who are overpaid. My city government pays fireman 50 grand a year to sit on their fat asses for days, then gives them 2 weeks off a month while still being paid. The police are only concerned with their quota of traffic tickets and ordinance citations to fatten the court coffers, and there all grossly overpaid and receive fat pensions, ALL WITH MY TAX DOLLARS.

This is supposed to be a free country. The only government I need, the only government we all need is a government that protects the homeland. People who dont want to work shouldn't eat. No welfare. We dont need government schools. Educate your own, or educate yourself. We dont need police departments. The constitution says that you have the right to protect yourself. Communities can police themselves by electing one sheriff and one judge and a volunteer jury of your peers. For larger communities two or more may suffice, but no more than 5 officials paid only a minimal wage. If government would only get the hell out of our lives America would be a much better place.

8:36 PM  

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