Remember the days when you could take a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, along with a snack bag of Doritos and a Twinkie to school for lunch. Well, those days are gone like the wind.
Welcome to the Nanny State, where state officials can take your lunch and replace it with what they feel is the healthier option. Recently, a student at West Hoke Elementary School in North Carolina had her lunch removed, because a government inspector thought her lunch was not healthy enough.
According to the John W. Pope Civitas Foundation, the student brought a lunch packed by her mother, which contained a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, apple juice, and a snack bag of potato chips.
What is so unhealthy (maybe with the exception of potato chips) about the rest of the student’s lunch? The real question that should be brought up: Whatever happened to parental rights? Is it not the right of the parents to pack a lunch that best fits the nutritional needs of their children, without government intervention?
So, what did the government give the child in return for the so-called unhealthy lunch? Chicken Nuggets. They are supposedly healthier than a turkey and cheese sandwich, apple juice, and a banana. I wonder where the government official and school system took their nutritional courses.
Welcome to the Nanny State…where parental rights are assaulted every day and a freedom destroyed.
The Fairfax County “Nanny State” is alive and well.
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It’s time for a change in leadership. Vote Spike Williams for Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
It’s always refreshing to see another Paul…this time in the U.S. Senate, fighting for the people against nanny state regulations.
Pardon my language, but this ticks me off. Philadelphia is requiring bloggers to pay $300 for a business license. In a time, when local governments are scraping for money, they have found a way to generate money for their coffers by imposing such outrageous fees. Are they afraid of bloggers exposing the real truth about what is happening at town hall?
This is another case of the nanny state at work. Just another regulation imposed and the liberty of speech is being suppressed daily.
“Click” on Video “Housing Bill” Today as an American you got shafted. Unlimited printed money to bail out Freddie and Fannie, Raise the National debt by $800,000,000,000. Finger printing of all MORTGAGE people, and now ALL credit card purchases over the NET reported to the IRS!! All in one VOTE…IT PASSED!! Take 8 minutes and listen! Horrible!!
What have we become a “Nanny State”? The government has NO right to monitor what I buy.
UPDATE: The House voted on H.R. 3221
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