Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Nanny State Bans Bake Sales

Massachusetts has decided it knows what is best for the children... and doesn’t recognize any limitations on its power as well.   They will mandate what can be sold where and when and to whom, and woe be it to those who decide to buy a brownie from a school fundraiser.
Starting on August 1, groups like PTAs and booster clubs will no longer be able to raise funds by holding bake sales in Massachusetts schools.
“At a minimum, the nosh clampdown targets so-called ‘competitive’ foods — those sold or served during the school day in hallways, cafeterias, stores and vending machines outside the regular lunch program, including bake sales, holiday parties and treats dished out to reward academic achievement,” Laurel J. Sweet and Chris Cassidy reported at the Boston Herald on Monday.

I wonder if they will be banning Girl Scouts from selling cookies... or Boy Scouts from selling popcorn.
Well, why not?
That's where this is all going.
The food police is out in force.

The fact that they now want to make this 24/7, would basically say to parents and students, ‘You can’t even do this on a Saturday in your driveway,’ as opposed to a Thursday afternoon in the school parking lot.... It shows that the government, particularly in the state of Massachusetts, does not recognize any limitations on its power. It shows that the bureaucrats who run that government think that they know what is better for us and our children than they do and it shows that they will use the laws to tell us how to live if our lifestyles disagree with what they want us to do.” - Judge Andrew Napolitano

You know the signs in amusement parks that say "you must be this tall to go on this ride'....

I can just see it now - scales in restaurants..."you must weigh this much or we won't serve you...." 

It's here.
Government running your life.