Big Brother and baby food

I know there’s something brilliant to say about this, but I’m groping through some bewilderment. It seems the president’s wife keeps saying parents should care for their children. They should breast feed them when they’re infants; feed them healthy diets as they grow up. Maybe not coincidentally, the government is developing incentive programs to encourage nurturing the nation’s young.

There are these Republican women who are furious about this. Who, they demand, has a right to suggest we care for our own kids? They’re our kids, dammit! If we want to feed them pig-swill and coke, we darn well will!

They must be right, I’m sure. The important thing about government in a democracy is it’s prevented from making laws regulating people. Isn’t it?

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