On second thought....
POSTED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 7:42pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 11:31am
tyler — 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?
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