Skip to comments.Michelle Obama Continues to Increase the Government’s Role in Parenting
Posted on 08/25/2012 2:53:24 PM PDT by Kaslin
Sasha and Malia apparently arent enough for Michelle Obama. She wants to mother our children, too. Thats the only conclusion that can be reached when observing the First Ladys campaign to decrease parents role in raising their children.
Obamas latest method of gaining more control is through school food nutrition standards. Noting that home-packed lunches arent up to the First Ladys 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 arent 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 Johnnys lunch when Uncle Sam is taking care of it?
The government food program, formally known as the Community Eligibility Option, is a pilot program being tested in four states. The West Virginia Panhandle Daily Monitor reports it was enacted as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of which the First Lady was a champion.
Audrey Rowe, a USDA bureaucrat who helped Obama pass the legislation, recently visited West Virginia and shared her views of the governments role:
"It's our opportunity and responsibility to ensure that no child in West Virginia goes hungry during the summer months just because most schools are closed," said Rowe said in a news release from the West Virginia Department of Education. "Our children need to maintain a consistent healthy diet that supports growth and learning."
So now the free school food programs will expand to the summer as well? Will they also expand to parents and anyone else that walks through the door?
And what happens when a Paul Ryan-type gets into power, is tasked with curtailing out of control federal spending, and wants to recreate a culture of personal responsibility? Its not going to end well for those who become tricked into accepting government handouts like free school meals.
There really is no such thing as a free lunch, folks. And there shouldnt be for kids whose parents make enough money to provide for their basic needs. The governments effort to shove parents aside and take over that critical role is unhealthy and worrisome.
Why would any American parent allow this bitter prima donna anywhere near their kids?
Her hypocrisy is astounding. While in Chicago and in Washington D.C., Michelle Obama has never allowed her own children to even so much as attend a public school - but she expects other parents to go much further than that.
FUMO! Homeschooling is the only way. Eventually, 0bamacare will deny health care to any child that is home schooled. See how this works? This is just ONE example.
Sponsoring FReepers are contributing
$10 Each time a New Monthly Donor signs up!
Get more bang for your FR buck!
Click Here To Sign Up Now!
"Twinkie?!!! Yurrrrrrrrr not gonna eat THAT!"
This has nothing to do with parenting. This is the deceptive Marxist plan (drip by drip) of wealth redistribution.
>>Why would any American parent allow this bitter prima donna anywhere near their kids?<<
Why would any American have voted for her consort? Sadly there are a LOT of gullible people in the USA.
The camel’s neck is now under the tent...
Amazing how they hold us for fools, isn’t it?
If the Obamas are such great role models and upstanding citizens why don’t they still have their licenses to practice law?
Shelf ass angry America hater will take your kids away and have them wearing brown shirts before long.
When she and mac daddy are running all over sticking their noses into others peoples business and telling them how they should act, eat, raise their children and think, who takes care of THEIR children????
Oh wait. all that talk is only for the common people not them.
She is not even raising her own children. She moved Momma Robinson into the White House on Day One and she is still there. Nanny-in-Chief
That’s what needs to be spoken about - LOUDLY and OFTEN.
The Sleeping Giant is awake!
The fact that this busybody chastised an Olympic gold medal winner for rewarding herself with, OMG stop the world, McDonalds rubs me waaay the wrong way.
These hypocrits don’t even practice what they preach.
Early in the presidency, she told us that we were going to have to get used to the new changes that were a coming our way.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.