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Monday, April 11, 2011

Is Your Child Allergic to Tyranny?


Is this an example of the Nanny State once again impinging on individual rights? Lunches from home are banned at a Chicago public school:

Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choices.

How to opt out? Only students with allergies are allowed to bring a homemade lunch to school, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Is this an extension of the mandates present in the Health Care Law? A student MUST buy his/her lunch even though he/she doesn't want what the school is offering. It seems as this is forced participation...does this sound familiar? Perhaps students should bring doctor notes stating: "This student is allergic to tyranny and is allowed to bring his/her lunch from home".

4 comments:

  1. Is it just irony/coincidence that this originates in the land of (Lincoln), I mean, Obama? The land of where Arne Duncan was the CEO of Chicago Public Schools? The land where homeschooling is under attack? I think not. I want you, indeed.....

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  2. There continues to be the disconnect between the reality that some people want and the reality that actually exists. They say this is for the childrens' health, but they also admit that 95% of the food is thrown away. In their reality they are getting nutritious food into children, but in the real world they are paying money to feed trashcans. Nutrition is not absorbed if it is not ingested.

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  3. Follow the money.

    http://www.alternet.org/food/147557/how_giant_food_corporations_are_giving_kickbacks_to_schools_to_get_their_products_on_kids%27_trays_/

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