So I’ve been listening to Rush every morning, having a regular school run now, and he mentioned a story about a little girl whose lunch was confiscated by her school’s resident food Nazi because it wasn’t healthy enough. It was a turkey sandwich and a banana.
This story strikes a little too close to home at the Hyacinth household, as I recently received a weekly update from the little Bluebell’s new teacher at her publicly funded charter school, reminding parents to pack healthy snacks and informing us that anything deemed unhealthy by the teacher will be confiscated and discarded.
Needless to say, I did not take this news gracefully. I read the offending passage to Mr. HG, who immediately demanded a meeting be set up with the principal. I’m telling you, kids, these things do not sit well with me. I’m not ready to cede control of my child’s upbringing to the bloated bureaucracies of the state of California. I’m done with this place. The people who choose to remain here are comfortable with allowing the state to take all of their money and redistribute it, all the while intruding upon their lives with increasing frequency. I can’t take it anymore.
It is not the job of the government to raise my child or tell me how to live my life. This intrusion into what I feed my child is just one more calculated power grab by a government that wants to raise my child for me so that they can control how she thinks and what she does. It’s bad here in SoCal, but it’s becoming the norm everywhere. It’s unacceptable.
Parents, it’s time to take back the responsibility of raising our children. It’s a tough job, but we must do it. No one else is qualified to raise your child. Let’s take back our kids.