Saturday, February 4, 2012

President Obama and Obesity

First lady Michelle Obama has started another cause -- she wants kids to stop being fat. Giving herself another reason to be on TV, Ms. Obama is rallying communities to fight childhood obesity.

Instead of focusing on this nation's children, she ought to direct her efforts of cutting the fat toward the current president, who also has an obesity problem: Big Government getting Bigger.

Do we really need one more government initiative telling people how to live right? The government currently does not even mind its own business. Instead of limiting itself to the rule of law and the enforcement of contracts, the federal government has expanded itself through initiatives and mandates which threaten the health and well-being of this country. Beyond protecting our rights, securing our borders, stabilizing the nation's monetary system, a government that grows into the domain of the states and the people has no business telling individual citizens what to eat and how much to exercise from day to day.

1 comment:

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