At the signing of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act this morning, Michelle Obama once again revealed that she believes the government must be involved in raising the nation's children.
She said, "We can't just leave it up to the parents."
Transcript, from the White House
MICHELLE OBAMA: These folks don’t just support this bill as leaders and as professionals, but as parents as well. And we know that ensuring that kids eat right and stay active is ultimately the responsibility of parents more than anyone else.
And everywhere I go, fortunately, I meet parents who are working very hard to make sure that their kids are healthy. They’re doing things like cutting down on desserts and trying to increase fruits and vegetables. They’re trying to teach their kids the kind of healthy habits that will stay with them for a lifetime.
But when our kids spend so much of their time each day in school, and when many children get up to half their daily calories from school meals, it’s clear that we as a nation have a responsibility to meet as well. We can’t just leave it up to the parents.
That's liberalism in a nutshell.
The government must assure that kids eat healthy foods, not the parents.
Michelle talks out of both sides of her mouth.
"And we know that ensuring that kids eat right and stay active is ultimately the responsibility of parents more than anyone else."
"We can’t just leave it up to the parents."
She gives lip-service to personal responsibility but in the end it's government that will make sure kids eat right.
For decades, Democrats have insisted that government stay out of our bedrooms; but when it comes to our diets, only the government can be trusted to make the right choices for us.
That's not America, land of the free.