Skip to comments.National School Lunch Program Embarrassment Continues
Posted on 04/13/2014 1:03:17 PM PDT by neverdem
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What really is the worst case is that if kids start bringing their lunches from home, it has been documented in a few cases that their lunches are seized and thrown away because they are not participating, and the schools do promote the peer pressure factor in making those kids feel guilty about bringing their own lunches...
I believe there are a few discussion threads here on FR to illustrate this overstepping by your government and its lackeys...
It seems to me everything the Obama’s touch turns into absolute garbage. I’ve never seen anything like it. I really feel sorry for the school kids who just might have to eat those meals because there isn’t anything else for them. I venture to say that the Obama’s will be like the Clintons and Jimmy Carter, they will never go away.
I’m not. if anything helps these kids rebel against their liberal publi indoctrination center brainwashing, it may well be this. It is extremely personal to each of them.
One ghastly vegetable we called “turnip greens” was served every Tuesday and Thursday.
95% of the kids wouldn't touch it.
Parents finally came in with a local news team and filmed the trash cans overflowing with this stuff.
Leftists don’t think the school lunches are nearly healthy enough and they joke that pizza is counted as a vegetable
That change is intended to increase the amount of funds being siphoned off by Obama cronies who get the school lunch contracts and administer the program(s)...............
This can become a generational cash cow once implemented and will make Hillary's 6 Billion skimming operation from the State Department look like small potatoes...........
Sadly, this school lunch program controversy can be resolved in the minute or two that it takes to review Congress's constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers. More specifically, Section 8's silence about intrastate schools not only indicates that Congress has no constitutional authority to decide policy for such schools, but regardless what FDR's activist justices wanted everybody to think concerning the scope of Congress Commerce Clause powers, school lunches clearly intrastate commerce imo, Constitution-respecting justices had prevously officially clarified that Congress has no constitutional authority to regulate intrastate commerce.
State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress. (emphases added) Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
And speaking of Constitution-ignoring FDR, he is evidently the president who signed the bill for Public Law 320 which established the National School Lunch Act.
And let's remind ourselves that since Congress has no Section 8 authority to legislatively address what goes on in public schools, that Justice John Marshall had officially clarified in general that Congress has no constitutional authority to lay taxes in the name of subsidizing things like school lunches.
Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States. Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
So patriots who want their children to have free school lunches need to work with their state lawmakers to stop Congress from laying taxes for such purposes. Such revenues should remain in the states so that the states can exersise their 10th Amedment-protected power to manage free school lunches without Congress's "help."
Finally, patriots have to be on their guard concerning corrupt politians who get themselves elected to federal office by promising entitlement programs in order to win votes from low-information voters. Again, Justice Marshall's statement clarified that Congress doesn't have the constitutional authority to throw taxpayer dollars at intrastate issues.
There are already school districts in Chicago that simply forbid sack lunches. That is the direction schools will go, they won’t even bother with the “peer pressure” route.
Why use pressure and persuasion when you can just use brute force?
Maybe the food stamp program could go to serving these same meals instead of giving out cards, and it would promote jobs....real demands to go to work and get their own groceries.
I remember a decade later the school mac n cheese that was actually pretty good. There was better balance in school lunches then. There were some areas of the country that used their budgets better than others, and although the food was not always from ‘scratch’, it was not that bad in my area.
I guess the bigger issue is WHY is there a National Lunch Program?
What overreach! This is a town and district issue, certainly not a federal issue.
All the American people know about garbage is to set out their can every Monday morning.
Former U.S. Rep. Bruce Alger, R-TX, whom I think is still living, was one of the few ever to challenge the premise of the program. LBJ finished him off in the 1964 general election. Alger once defeated a Democrat named Henry Wade of Roe v. Wade.
I remember my parents having me take the lunch program one year at my grade school back in the sixties. The food was so horrible (they had “peanut butter” that looked and tasted like industrial sludge) that I was overjoyed when the principal told me I lived too close to school (one mile) to take the program. You wouldn’t believe the slop they served at those school lunches. Boy was I happy to run one mile home to eat my mother’s lunches.
any food refused by the students should be immediately donated to local food kitchens...Salvation Army, whatever. they will willingly eat the stuff....
“What Michelle meant was that you could keep your old school lunch menu unless we went ahead and changed it.”