Mr. Speaker, the Federal food police now control what American children are permitted to eat in public schools. The First Lady has said, ``We just can't leave it up to the parents.''
Several things are wrong about this totalitarian control of children. Kids say the portions are so small or the food is so disliked they must smuggle food from home or just go hungry. This leads to the Federal Government food being wasted and thrown away at the end of the day.
What is next?
Are the Federal food bureaucrats going to force-feed schoolchildren with government food?
It should not be the role of Washington and the Federal Government to control what children eat. That is the responsibility of parents.
Americans are not stupid and cannot leave it up to the almighty Feds to determine what is best for our kids. The Federal Government should not raise our children because the Federal Government is not the parent of my kids or my grandkids, whether Washington likes it or not.
And that is just the way it is.