Yesterday I wrote about the federal governments’ intervention into children’s schooling and usurpation of parental rights. Today, I have more examples of government acting as if they were Gladys Kravitz. For example, Michigan seems to have lost its mind altogether as Lisa Snyder is ordered to stop caring for other children in the neighborhood for an hour in the morning before school. The state of Michigan has on the books a law that says no one may care for unrelated children in their home for more than four weeks each calendar year unless they are licensed day-care providers. Ridiculous as it seems, Snyder was “turned in” by a nosy neighbor and contacted by the Dept of Human Services.
More evidence of the government nosing their way into parental rights is found in Saratoga Springs. The school district does not allow biking or walking to and from school. In fact, the Marino family challenged the ridiculous policy by cycling to school. On the first day they were met by school administrators and a state trooper, who emphasized that biking was prohibited. A STATE trooper? Are you kidding me?
LA is the next stop in stupidity. The city council in Los Angeles has mandated that all new homes must be graffiti proof and all existing homes must have graffiti removed within 30 days after tagging. Fines of up to $550 will be assessed for those who fail to do so. Here is a novel idea, city council members, why not arrest the punks that put the graffiti on the houses and have THEM remove it? Why place the burden of cost on the homeowners? Why not punish the offenders? Or, how about having the city council that comes up with such asinine plans, remove it? That might be one way to earn their pay.
NY health care workers unite to keep the government from mandating forced H1N1 shots.
Really, we can take care of ourselves. We do not need big brother to tell us what to do.
Though not in the US, yet, this is scary lobby for the government of Canada taking children away from parents who smoke….I can see the US is not too far away from that.
2008 saw smokers thrown under the bus time and time again. Legislating behavior…isn’t that Obamaspeak? It is exactly his plan for energy, food, cars, housing, and education. Every. Aspect. Of. Our. Lives.
And then there is the Service Learning curriculum paid for with our tax dollars, bringing up the next generation of community organizers. What about the curriculum involving unionization and collective bargaining? Really, you just can’t make this stuff up. Indoctrination at all levels. Political payback.
The “volunteer organization” of the Obamatons. They received one half of a TRILLION dollars…why? Silly, to create social justice funded by taxpayers and done right under your very noses. Stealing your children and their innocence to indoctrinate and mobilize Obama’s civilian national security force. Why do I feel like we are in Berlin, 1939 all over again?
From American Thinker’s Lee Cary: He [Obama] plans to double the Peace Corps’ budget by 2011, and expand AmeriCorps, USA Freedom Corps, VISTA, YouthBuild Program, and the Senior Corps. Plus, he proposes to form a Classroom Corps, Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, Veterans Corps, Homeland Security Corps, Global Energy Corps, and a Green Jobs Corps.”
Be vigilant folks. Obama doesn’t want the village to raise your children. He wants them for his own purpose and he does not want interference from you. He will legislate it, if need be, or he will just make them offers they can’t refuse, because you will not be able to show them how wrong it is.