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On second thought....

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 7:42pm

UPDATED: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 11:31am

A lot has been said as of late about the family in Ohio who lost custody of their child to the state because he weighs 200 pounds.

Docs say the 8-year old boy should weigh about 60 pounds.

Yes, there is something wrong with that child weighing that much, but, reportedly 2 million U.S. children are extremely obese, weighing significantly more than what's considered healthy.

So, I think the knee-jerk reaction is well, good. This kid could die.

Evidentially, his parents were letting him eat anything he wants.

It's sad that some doctors now are saying we should start checking kids cholesterol at age 9. But then a wave of common sense washes over me. This case seems to be extreme.

Then again, who gets to be the arbiter of what is good or bad?

What if it's weight today, your child's grades tomorrow?

What if your kids teacher tells you, "you know, Billy could be a lot smarter than he is in math, but we think you, mom and dad are not working with him, so we'll call CPS."?

I mean where does it stop?

Right now it's against the constitutional for the government to make us buy anything.

But the federal government is spending tax money right now getting ready to make you buy health insurance, even if you don't want it. The government is not supposed to be able to make us buy anything.

But, there is a new self righteous crowd in local, state and federal government now that thinks they know what's best for you and your family.

The reason: they care more.

According to them.

I say let the heavy kid go back home. This is a complete overreach by government, and once government gets going, it wants everything.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at pov@ketknbc.com.

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If left to their own devices, the law of nature would cull this fool from the American gene pool and the government would not even blink an eye. Nor should it. However, since they appropriated our healthcare system, the government socialists are now concerned that controlling government health care cost is more important than people’s freedom to eat whatever they see fit. When you crawl into bed with these Socialists you have to endure their socialist cooties. Welcome to life in the Collective.

I know enough to fear that the fraud that was put in office by people wanting to make a "historic" vote is perfectly willing to circumvent our constitutional election process if he thinks he can get away with it. What are you willing to do about it?

You tell me Zeke; "...perfectly willing to circumvent our constitutional election process" , how? Will he control the media and censor the candidate running against him? How does this circumvention occur?

Actually they did try with that last campaign finance law that would have disallowed any campaigning a few weeks before the election. It would have allowed the liberal media to report false accusations against the GOP as "news", but would not allow a denial because it would have been deemed as campaigning.

I believe you missed the satire ...Ron Paul, ignored by media..get it?

Sheila, the circumvention is called obviating the will of the Consitutional majority via Judicial nullification and Judicial FIAT. We are stuck with demeaning things like the Liberal Homosexual agenda and "In your face" corruption of our military as well as their warped redefinition of what constitutes marriage, voted in special elections continuously reafirming that the majority wants no part of this corruption, only to be voided by some bought Gay judge's overturning the will of the people.

Liberty demands that we allow people to be stupid in every area that is outside of the powers allowed to the federal government by the constitution.
Social engineering and feel-good government is the road to tyranny and loss of ALL liberty!

Sheila, the terms of Justice, Freedom and fairness may be old world and abstract to you, but they have lifted civilization out of the darkness and the dark ages and sustained civilization for the last 2000 years. You fear words like Justice and fairness because your socialist ideology is too weak to compete on an individual basis, so you collective of losers band together to acquire through intimidation and gangster oppression that which you are unable to do in individual honor and integrety.

What your weak socialist oppressing collectives fail to understand, Just like Socialist Hitler and Socialist Stalin failed to understand, is that when the strong finally get sick and tired of your antics and band together themselves, like we did in WWII, your failed Socialist weakness falls by the wayside in defeat and you all go back into the woodwork to again gather your strength in the darkness from where your ideology originated until we then have to endure your next onslaught on our freedom

The patriot act is temporary. When just people who are attacked go to war they are forced to put on the face of the very enemy they are confronted with in order to defeat him. You're forced to do things he does, LIKE KILLING that you would never do in times of Peace. The difference between People of freedom and Islamo-Facists, and American Socialist is that when the war is over we go back to a normal life. You and the Muslims just go back to doing what you do best, destroying yourselves.

Danny, the doctor will see you now.

Is that all you got Sheila? At least you were smart enough to delete your illogical earlier comments,,stick around longer on this site and you may get salvation. The education you will receive will serve you alot better in life than the Liberal indoctrination you are getting from your socialist college professors, no doubt bought and paid for by the U.S. Taxpayer. You Libs are indeed clever in propagating your false doctrines by redistibuting wealth of the productive Conservative class in taxes

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