Now that the government feels like they are effectively cracking down on cigarettes, schools are now sending letters home to parents telling them that their children are fat.
No. I’m not kidding.
Welcome to America, where you children really belong to the State. We just let you keep them if you raise them to the correct standards.
I know most people reading probably don’t have a problem with the government taking away a child from a parent who is deemed “unfit”. Even I have trouble mustering up too much sympathy for a parent who is on drugs and is not fulfilling their parental duties to their children. But there’s a problem with this logic that I had not thought of until recently.
What if the State decides that you are unfit to have your kids if you teach them about Jesus?
Or if you don’t give them everything they ask for?
Or if you paddle them?
We’ve got a runaway government here people. Ron Paul has been trying to tell us for almost thirty years, and we haven’t been listening.
Its time to listen.
As government grows, the amount of liberty you have shrinks. There’s an indirect correlation between the size of government and the amount of liberty a citizen has.
It all goes back to the wise saying, “He who sacrifices liberty for security deserves neither”. Thanks Ben Franklin. You knew what was going on.