And I know that when I eat garbage like that it only does more harm than it does good.
Except, for, you know, two things:
- If I only eat some candy it isn’t all that bad.
- I GET to make that decision.
But when the government gets involved, BOOM goes the dynamite!
See, we’re human. We DO do things that don’t always make sense. But in the end, we get to do those things because, well, we’re human.
What YOU can do is not give me bad things. You don’t wanna have me smoke? Don’t gimme a cigarette. You don’t want me to play the lottery? Don’t buy me a lottery ticket.
Much to the chagrin of thousands of students — and even some parents and school administrators — all public schools in the St. Paul district will be declared “sweet-free zones” by the end of this school year.
Now look, we have fat kids. A lot of ’em. And they are only gettin’ fatter. But if I wanna send some gummy bears with my child as dessert, or if I wanna let her have a Snickers Bar as a treat after school, that should be my call. Not the school’s.
At the same time, the school shouldn’t be pushin’ treats and sweet like they are goin’ oughta style, but jeez.
Should a school really forbid sweets on campus? Won’t this be a bit like forbidding alcohol in America? Or weed?
Are they gonna make more and more kids “rule breakers”?
So, what is the punishment?
Punishment for breaking the policy, at this point, doesn’t exceed a verbal warning.
But how about those folks tryin’ to raise money for their clubs, teams and events?
It’ll ultimately be a blow to booster clubs and parent organizations, too, which won’t be able to sell hot chocolate, doughnuts, candy bars and cookies at school events, often used as fundraisers.
Can you imagine half time of your favorite event? And no candy, popcorn or soda at the counter?
But hey. You voted for this guy, not me.
St. Paul administrators say they’re preparing for stricter rules that could soon be handed down through the $4.5 billion Child Nutrition Bill signed by President Obama last week.
The bill will disburse that federal money to school districts to provide healthier lunches to more students. In the next year, the federal government will write new rules that can determine what kinds of foods are allowed to be sold on school grounds, including in vending machines and at fundraisers.
More and more government control people, more and more.