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August4

Put Down the Cupcake: New Ban Hits School Bake Sales

From the article:

At Chapman School in Nebraska, resourceful students hawk pizza and cookie dough to raise money for school supplies, field trips and an eighth-grade excursion to Washington. They peddle chocolate bars to help fund the yearbook.

But the sales won’t be so sweet starting this fall. Campus bake sales—a mainstay of school fundraisers—are going on a diet. A federal law that aims to curb childhood obesity means that, in dozens of states, bake sales must adhere to nutrition

http://online.wsj.com/articles/schools-plan-to-lighten-up-on-bake-sales-1406923280?mod=WSJ_hp_RightTopStories#livefyre-comment

Some comments:

Timothy Turnstone 

 Meanwhile Michelle continues to have her fresh Maine lobster flown to the White House every week.

Jim Bryant 

A quote from C. S. Lewis applies here.

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

Albert Ray Peek
Some people commenting have pointed to the cost of health care for the obese as the reason for these type regulations. They’ve offered articles and videos to educate us.

 Well, here’s a speech from 50+ years ago from a fellow who knew a little about socialized medicine and predicted that it would lead to more and more government control; the regulatory intrusion into our lives does not stop with the cupcakes.

Listen and share with younger voters who may not understand the long-term implications of liberal, progressive socialist policies.

Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine

“Once the Ferand Bill is passed, this nation will be provided with a mechanism for socialized medicine capable of indefinite expansion in every direction until it include the entire population”. 

 

Thank you Albert Ray Peek

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Posted August 4, 2014 by Sue Says in category In the News

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