There is a saying that society is never more than three meals away from a revolution. If that is true, Michelle Obama may just find herself strung up by the heals by starving school children:
In Wisconsin, high school athletes are complaining about not getting enough to eat each day, due to the skimpy new school lunch menu mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama.
The story we published earlier this week on that subject is unfortunately not unique. Students across the country are complaining about the new school lunch regulations.
Perhaps the real motive is to starve students into slimming down. Just ask students in Pierre, South Dakota who, too, are in an all-out revolt.
“I know a lot of my friends who are just drinking a jug of milk for their lunch. And they are not getting a proper meal,” middle school student Samantha Gortmaker told Keloland.com.
Despite the fact that the new regulations have increased the cost of a lunch 20 to 25 cents per plate, it’s not pleasing students.
Some are throwing away their vegetables while others are adapting to the rules by becoming industrious. In New Bedford, Massachusetts, students have created a black market – for chocolate syrup. The kiddie capitalists are smuggling in bottles of it and selling it by the squeeze, according to SouthCoastToday.com.
The government is trying to impose a new diet that children are not accustomed to. It’s not reasonable to expect them to either eat what the government deems healthy or go hungry.
Many will opt to go hungry, and that’s the government’s fault.
I’m going to go out on a limb and make a prediction: at some elementary or high school in the next few weeks, school children somewhere in this great nation are going to riot as a direct result of the First Lady’s Youth Starvation Program. My money is on Honey Boo Boo going medieval on the lunch lady who dares to kee her form her “go go juice,” but there’s plenty of Food Stamp-engorged heifers that might beat her to the literal punch at schools across the nation.
You won’t find me arguing if schools determine they want to get rid of soda and candy and chip machines, because providing nutrition so that students can focus on their coursework is part of what we’ve decided as a society (rightly or wrongly) that administrators should do.
That said, does anyone recall electing Michelle Obama to a public office? Does being a failed lawyer who had to turn in her license remotely qualify Michelle Obama to be anything other than the Czar of Shut The Hell Up? She certainly doesn’t have a nutrition degree or any other qualifications to be dictating to the FDA what our children eat.
You can criticize Mormons if you want, but one thing is certain: their religion demands that people put food aside for lean times, and I don’t see President and First Lady Romney letting school kids starve as they head for the golf course or skiing in Vail.