Harvard Nanny Statists Advocate Confiscating Tubby Kids

William F. Buckley famously said that he would “rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.” Here’s why:

[A] pair of Harvard scholars writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association advocate stripping away the custody rights of parents of super obese children. …

“Despite the discomfort posed by state intervention, it may sometimes be necessary to protect a child,” said Lindsey Murtagh, a lawyer and researcher at Harvard’s School of Public Health. The study’s co-author, David Ludwig, says taking away peoples’ children “ideally will support not just the child but the whole family, with the goal of reuniting child and family as soon as possible.”

Or at least, as soon as bureaucrats deem the parents likely to conform to prevailing standards of politically correct dietary habits.

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In Britain, Nanny State fascism has already reached the point where children are abducted from their homes for being overweight.

The concept that it benefits kids to be snatched away from their parents because the government thinks they’re fat is too absurd to entertain. Tyranny is an end in itself for progressives, just as resisting it is an end in itself for patriots.

On a tip from J. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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