As my mom, Wilma Norris Knight, told me on Mother's Day, "the federal government should keep their noses out of our business! Raising kids is the responsibility of parents, not the government. My papa and mama would have marched from Oklahoma all the way to Washington, D.C., if they tried to tell us what to do on our farm."
This past Mother's Day weekend, many of you probably saw my mom being interviewed by Mike Huckabee, our friend the former governor of Arkansas, on his Fox News Channel show, "Huckabee." During the interview about her new autobiography, "Acts of Kindness: My Story" (available only at http://www.ChuckNorris.com), she said it best: Kids need lots of love from their own parents and the influence of their church teachers. Our children are on loan to us from God, and he nowhere alludes to the nurturing influence of a central government!
What's really at the heart of the Labor Department's farm action is the continued implementation of Agenda 21, a United Nations program launched in 1992 for the nebulous purpose of reaching global "sustainable development" but which actually promotes a European socialist system that will undermine and chip away our freedoms, liberties and rights.
At the heart of that global and social change agenda is the use of nongovernmental organizations, civil resistance movements and class warfare protests, just like the ones we've seen with Occupy's vow to shut down businesses and even Wall Street. One major Occupy website even embraces Agenda 21 as the agenda for its movement!
Of course, don't look for the term Agenda 21 to show up in President Barack Obama's re-election speeches. To the public, he will continue to pitch -- as he did last week -- that he is the real small-government president, even more so than former President Ronald Reagan! (I had no idea BO was running for comedian in chief.)
But what about actions like the Labor Department's farm act? Of course, that's not creating bigger government; it's just the passionate concern of the federal government to swoop down like a superhero and "protect" your children.
Just what we need during this post-Mother's Day week, the federal government's playing some further maternal or paternal role to our children, right?
The feds' actions prompt me to recall the wisdom of Reagan, who said, "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.'"