Big Government to Monitor How Much Your Kids Weigh
Michelle “Baby Got Back” Obama, the junk food profiteer at the helm of the crusade against our right to feed ourselves and our kids as we see fit, will soon know exactly which children have and have not complied with her dietary decrees:
A bill introduced this month in Congress would put the federal and state governments in the business of tracking how fat, or skinny, American children are.
States receiving federal grants provided for in the bill would be required to annually track the Body Mass Index of all children ages 2 through 18. The grant-receiving states would be required to mandate that all health care providers in the state determine the Body Mass Index of all their patients in the 2-to-18 age bracket and then report that information to the state government. The state government, in turn, would be required to report the information to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for analysis.
This latest outrage against individual liberty has the typically Orwellian name “Healthy Choices Act” — as if Big Government were in the business of leaving us with choices. To get an idea of where this is leading, look to Britain, where The State has been confiscating people’s children when their body mass index fails to conform to bureaucratic dictates.
On tips from Oiao, Anonymous Countermoonbat, and Henry. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.