RE: Zadruga Guy | 4:39 p.mIT's all baby steps a little
here a little there, before you know it you have no freedom left, it not big things I am worried about, it is all the se
little things that the federal government keeps encroaching into,your light bulb,your happy meal,you thermostat,tell you you
can't carry a pocket knife, a plastic squirt gun to school, require
childseat, and seat belts, a little pat down or naked scanning,a
little control over internet, a litte editorial control of your school
books, a little pc thought and word control here or there,all accompied by a good intent, each one you can claim amounts to
little, but it adds up, full tyrannical control of every
aspect of lives, must be nipped in the bud not after it blooms.Their places governemnt has proper place to be, no business being or doing,
no matter thier "good" intent.
People complaining about loss of freedom are making a mountain out of a
molehill. No one is talking about restricting bake sales that are not
school-sponsored. And no one is trying to restrict what food a family chooses
to feed to the kids.
Loss of freedom seldom happens overnight. Oppression doesn't stand on the
doorstep with toothbrush mustache and swastika armband -- it creeps up
insidiously... step by step, and all of a sudden the unfortunate citizen
realizes that it is gone. Government never takes freedom in one
swift move. It regulates and legislates it away, a little at a time mostly in
the name of protecting you.R. E. Bierce
Regardless if this is a good idea or not is not the point. It is for local
schools, families and individuals to decide not the fools in DC or overactive
do-gooders who for any number of reasons think they need to tell the rest of us
how to live.With each little thing we say okay this but no more and
without us even noticing all our rights and freedoms that this nation has bled
for, for generations is wasted and just like it has happened in the past this is
not a road we can turn back on. Ultimately these control freaks will run ever
aspect of your lives and anyone who gets out of line will be dealt harshly for
any infraction.It always starts this way and ends in a way that you
can never get back from. Ultimately, all that is left is for future generations
to start over but often that is to in the realm of possibility.Historically people forget what was once theirs and don't even know what they
have lost to want it back again, it defies even imagination to be free as we
give it away.
@My2Cents; I applaud you using your *freedom* to decide what to eat and what not
to eat. Now if the jackballs in Washington will allow us the same
"privilege."They have nothing better to do during a recession?
The real question is: who is going to monitor and enforce this stupidity? Shall
we now hire a huge force of federal nutrition police? Shall we arrest &
jail the entire school district for its flagrant violations? Or better yet
let's just fine them a huge sum and apply it to a budget deficit!
Just like the minimal requirements on most commercial products, just post a list
of common nutritional standards at the point of sale:"Products sold
here are high in sugar, low in nutritional value..be advised". That's
enough for a bake sale. Also, advise parents and students if there are common
allergens, like nuts, involved.Nobody should have to go thru the
entire, expensive, commercial certification process to hold a bake sale.
Hopefully, common sense will prevail in those cases.
It's not what the parents or PTA are selling it's what the school is selling. I
often hear from my children that the menu choices at school are terrible...in
quality and nutrition. It's not uncommon for a child to buy "pizza
sticks" (basically bread sticks with a side of pizza sauce) and a hot
cookie or ice cream for lunch at school. I remember I used to get frozen yogurt
and a bad of Doritos everyday at my school for a snack during study hall when I
was in high school. (Study hall was in the cafeteria so the snack line was
always open.)Schools need to change their offerings and parents
should be involved in that. But not the federal government.
I am so glad that our hard working Congress had the time and foresight to
address this urgent need. I am sure that it is even mentioned in the
Constitution as within the power of Congress to regulate school bake sales.This is way more important than passing a budget, or any actual
appropriations bills for the fiscal year that started more than two months ago.
Or, to worry about the fact that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are
going broke in the very near future. Or, even bothering to take care of
establishing tax laws to be effective in 26 days.Yes, we can be
proud of Congress, and how well they do the important tasks making this the
greatest nation on earth. I bet no other country can brag that they have an
actual nationwide law restricting bake sales.Maybe Congress should
get another automatic pay raise since they are doing such great work.(Attention liberals, the above is known as "sarcasm".)
It's not what they eat at school, it's what they eat at home. But that's beside
the point. Goodbye freedom. It was knowing you.
On this I have to agree somewhat. Peoples health is more important than money.
Most of these bake sales incorporate unhealthy and foul tasting bake goods that
would pollute the environment if you discarded them on the ground. Even bread has become and environmental and health hazard with all its
preservatives and chemicals incorporated to prevent it from rotting in a timely
manner. Now food brokers want to incorporate anti rotting chemicals in the
fruits and vegetable in the stores just to prevent or alter visible rot. Actual
rotting still occurs, you just can't see it now.My taste for baked
goods was altered more than 30 years ago as chemicals began to replace and
displace natural nutrition.Baked goods at bake sales are a joke and
these sales would be safer for the public if they just asked for the money and
trash the goods. Most of these goods are from boxes and bakery's calling their
products food. To buy and sell really nutritional foods at a bake sale would be
to expensive for the fat average donut eater to buy.If my grandma
didn't make it I don't eat it.
Another White House "we're smarter than you" waste of tax payer money
and elected officials' use of time.
When will the sheeple wake up and realize that we are losing the ability to make
our own decisions.Every single day it gets closer and closer, by the
time that people lose something important enough for the masses to wake up it
will be too late.The federal reserve protects us from our financial
selves. CDC, TSA, FDA, SEC,they all seem to know more how to take care of
us than we do. Congress makes sure we are healthy now regulates our bake
sales. The Patriot act watches to make sure were protected on the streets,
good thing we have cameras at every street block. Except the one by the police
station at least here in Logan.Little humans so helpless the
Government needs to regulate our bake sales. Say good bye to bake
sales the government has outlawed them for our own good.WAKE UP
Conservatives use personal discipline and responsibility to say "no"
when needed.Liberals just want to outlaw "no" for everyone
so they won't have to be required to make any tough choices.Completely ludicrous.
More nonsense from the feds. Let the school boards do their work and get back
to doing the nations business like balancing the budget.