Palin: Take her anti-obesity thing that she is on. She is on this kick, right. What she is telling us is she cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children, for their own families in what we should eat. And I know I'm going to be again criticized for bringing this up, but instead of a government thinking that they need to take over and make decisions for us according to some politician or politician's wife priorities, just leave us alone, get off our back, and allow us as individuals to exercise our own God-given rights to make our own decisions and then our country gets back on the right track.First of all Mrs. Palin, I suspect you would not be telling Laura Bush eight years ago to let government keep our children illiterate. Her literacy program was a noble effort, as is Mrs. Obama's anti-obesity program.
More importantly, you should know that the government is already telling us what to eat, and most of it is crap. Through a subsidy system both parties have supported for decades they are seeing to it that our food is awash in cheap food that is bad for us while healthy food is more expensive.
That is one of the key reasons that we now live in a world with a billion people starving and a billion people overweight and undernourished. It is the reason we live in a country where one in three children born after 2000 will develop early-onset diabetes before they are old enough to vote. Among minority children that ratio rises to one in two.
Then we can turn our attention to the 2012 Farm Bill, which ought to more properly be referred to as the Food Bill so that the other 98% of the population that it affects will pay attention to it and can have a say in it.
Follow that with moving lunch from the maintenance column to the curriculum column in our schools and use lunchtime as a teachable moment, so that our kids don't get one message in Health class and another in the cafeteria.
You see, Mrs. Palin, contrary to what President Reagan once said, government is not the problem, nor is it the solution. Government is a tool, like a hammer. And like a hammer it can be used by people to build things up or tear things down. I would choose the former, and you would choose to throw the hammer out the window. More on Palin's Rantings, including video and Comments...