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Michelle Obama Continues to Increase the Government’s Role in Parenting
Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2012 | Kyle Olson

Posted on 08/25/2012 2:53:24 PM PDT by Kaslin

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?

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 government’s 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? It’s 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 shouldn’t be for kids whose parents make enough money to provide for their basic needs. The government’s effort to shove parents aside and take over that critical role is unhealthy and worrisome.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: freelunches; freeschoollunches; govtchildcontrol; moochelle; publicschools; schoollunches

1 posted on 08/25/2012 2:53:29 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Why would any American parent allow this bitter prima donna anywhere near their kids?


2 posted on 08/25/2012 2:55:49 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Kaslin

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.


3 posted on 08/25/2012 3:04:22 PM PDT by grundle
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To: skeeter

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.


4 posted on 08/25/2012 3:04:52 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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5 posted on 08/25/2012 3:11:02 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Kaslin

"Twinkie?!!! Yurrrrrrrrr not gonna eat THAT!"

6 posted on 08/25/2012 3:11:02 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Kaslin

This has nothing to do with parenting. This is the deceptive Marxist plan (drip by drip) of wealth redistribution.


7 posted on 08/25/2012 3:13:35 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: skeeter

>>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...


8 posted on 08/25/2012 3:18:47 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: mosaicwolf

Amazing how they hold us for fools, isn’t it?


9 posted on 08/25/2012 3:25:43 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

bump


10 posted on 08/25/2012 3:34:00 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Kaslin


11 posted on 08/25/2012 3:35:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Kaslin

If the Obamas are such great role models and upstanding citizens why don’t they still have their licenses to practice law?


12 posted on 08/25/2012 3:35:51 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Kaslin

Shelf ass angry America hater will take your kids away and have them wearing brown shirts before long.


13 posted on 08/25/2012 3:39:28 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Kaslin

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.


14 posted on 08/25/2012 3:43:04 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Kaslin

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


15 posted on 08/25/2012 3:52:40 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Iron Munro

That’s what needs to be spoken about - LOUDLY and OFTEN.


16 posted on 08/25/2012 3:55:38 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Kaslin

The Sleeping Giant is awake!


17 posted on 08/25/2012 4:05:16 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: skeeter

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.


18 posted on 08/25/2012 4:05:38 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Kaslin

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.


19 posted on 08/25/2012 4:24:17 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Kaslin

20 posted on 08/25/2012 4:26:52 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed, angry conservatives)
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To: Kaslin
I guess more than 50% of the AMERICAN people don't yet realize that obammy and his wife are communists. That's a shame.

The pubic edumakayshen system is working and succeeding after all.

Oh well, I don't have much time left here....this is not my world...I'm just a poor wayfaring stranger.

FMCDH(BITS)

21 posted on 08/25/2012 4:37:20 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Kaslin

Start packing, Bacon Butt, you’ll be movin’ on out very soon.

Obama has gotta go....


22 posted on 08/25/2012 4:39:54 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Kaslin

My grandchildren and my great-grandchildren will not be influenced by a wookie.


23 posted on 08/25/2012 6:16:36 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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Full speed ahead!
Less than $810 to go!!
We can do this.

24 posted on 08/25/2012 6:41:37 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: skeeter

So parents want their kids to eat factory food from a school factory instead of their own home made meals. Sick.

The Hussains believe in large corporate government parterships with their cronies .


25 posted on 08/25/2012 9:05:47 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Kaslin
now the free school food programs will expand to the summer as well

Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools have a free summer breakfast/lunch program in some of their schools.

26 posted on 08/26/2012 3:40:45 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("... total U.S. liabilities equivalent to about three times the entire planet's GDP.")
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