Michelle Obama says child obesity is a national security threat


First picked up on theblaze.com

Michelle Obama’s remarks at a news conference on the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act have got to be some of the most disconcerting views into the nanny state ideology coming from the administration of late. In Michelle’s own words:

“..and from military leaders who tell us that when more than one in four young people are unqualified for military service because of their weight, childhood obesity isn’t just a public health threat, it’s not just an economic threat, it’s a national security threat as well.”

“When our kids spend so much of their time each day in school, and when many kids get up to half their daily calories from school meals, it’s clear that we, as a nation, have a responsibility to meet as well. WE CAN’T JUST LEAVE IT UP TO THE PARENTS.”

The last quote above is so important because they are coming from the same ideology that has already suggested the importance that our school days be lengthened and perhaps adding longer school years, which would keep our kids in the hands of the government longer as opposed to at home with their parents. This is yet another case of this administration and the attitude of the Democratic party believing that they know what is best for Americans more than the people themselves. It is also another strike at individual liberty and the right to free choice.

As for the opening quote… I thought military service is still an option(and even a privilege). Since when does the government have the need to concern itself over childhood obesity because the military says 25% are just fat kids who can’t meet the requirements? We’re not a military state… yet. However, Charlie Rangel might like that to change someday… He has submitted for another attempt to effectively bring back the draft and mandate civil service for everyone. H.R. 5741 or specifically Universal National Service Act is his latest attempt…

“To require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform national service, either as a member of the uniformed services or in civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, to authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.”

It sure sounds like we’re seeing the signs of totalitarianism right before our eyes. They may want a military state or a nanny state or a welfare state or whatever their goal is, but as long as the Constitution is our guiding document, these intrusions into the freedoms of Americans will not stand.

 

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5 Responses to Michelle Obama says child obesity is a national security threat

  1. National security threat…?

    Yeah, if you drop them out of airplanes onto population centers and/or infrastructure, I guess lol

    Someone needs to tell this shameless hypocrite to shut her pie-hole

    Her own rear end resembles the back of a bus

    • I was thinking that child obesity might lead to some kind of job hazard for the TSA gestapo. I’m all for the pie-hole shutting on Michelle… everything that comes out of her mouth is verbal vomit anyways. As for the rear end that resembles the back of a bus… I wonder if she has a back-up beeper on that thing?

      In honor of unhealthy food options: “Would you like fries with that? Please drive thru.”

      Thanks for visiting my blog! It was a pleasure reading your comments and I hope you will come back again soon.

  2. billlamoreyshow says:

    I think whenever you overplay your hand and over-politicize an issue it tends to get kind of funny and sometimes downright silly; which is the inspiration for this video “Michelle Obama warns: Beware of Weapons of Mass Consumption!”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlpbsbLAn28

    • Great analysis there, Bill! I’d agree completely if it weren’t for the fact that this is getting so scarey. If only they recognized how ridiculous they have gotten, maybe they would have stopped. But because they’re oblivious, they keep shoving it down our throats(no pun intended). You are dead on about them overplaying their hand though… not just with this but a few other issues, this being the latest now.

      By the way, I took a moment to cruise your page. I like it. I will spend some more time checking it out once I fill the kids up on cookies and soda before bed. Thank you for visiting my blog… stop by again!

  3. billlamoreyshow says:

    Will do, thanks Eric!

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