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Nanny State Gone Wild: Massachusetts Bans Bake Sales

Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: May 08, 2012 2:19 AM
Your post is complete nonsense, and here's why.... freedom consists of nothing more than making decisions and then living with the consequences. Yes, children have trouble making informed choices, but that is what parents are for. If that line of defense fails, then it is up to local authorities, parents and schools to step in. Government itself is a big reason we have an epidemic of obsesity in the first place.Why? Well, among other reasons, subsidies for corn and HFC.... which were formulated in the 1970s under Earl Butz. Even if people make poor diet choices, the govt. shouldn't be stepping between physicians and patients. Take govt. out of healthcare, and third-party payers out of insurance, and you'll see personal accountability again.

Government knows best! At least, in Massachusetts it does. In an attempt to curb children's expanding waistlines, the state government has banned junk food from school grounds during the day (and they're pushing for an extension into evening activities, too). 

At a minimum, the nosh clampdown targets so-called “competitive” foods — those sold or served during the school day in hallways, cafeterias, stores and vending machines outside the regular lunch program, including bake sales, holiday parties and treats dished out to reward academic achievement. But state officials are pushing schools to expand the ban 24/7 to include...