Obama’s Adiministration requires school districts to serve veggies and fruit in school lunches.
Kids do what we would expect: they refuse to eat their veggies. So, they toss them into the trash.
A local school wants to have proof that this is happening. It does not want to supply hated food. It needs proof, supervisors believe. So, it will spend $75,000 to put video cameras in the trash cans. The cameras will record the veggies.
But who will edit these videos? Who will assemble the data? This will no doubt require a veggie garbage specialist.
Some parents see this as the first step in a crusade against parents who have kids who toss their veggies.
“Because no matter what they say, they are going to try to identify the kids throwing the food away and then social workers and courts will get involved,” wrote one local resident. “If your child doesn’t eat his school lunch, you will face punishment. Think I’m wrong? There are cities and states that punish the adults if the children are truant or get in trouble with the law in any manner. Your kid threw away a carrot? Go to jail. This is what we are coming to.”
These parents are paranoid. This is a good sign. If I were this paranoid, I would pull my kids out of school.
Wait. I forgot. I never sent my kids into the public schools.
And do it goes. The nanny state is like the Blob. It keeps spreading.