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.