Saturday, August 16, 2008

Britain Takes Another Step into Insanity

Fat children ‘should be taken from parents’ to curb obesity epidemic - Times Online Want a look a a police state? Take a look at where Britain is going.
Grossly overweight children may be taken from their families and put into care if Britain’s obesity epidemic continues to escalate, council chiefs said yesterday.
Because crime is non-existent, and prisons are not over-crowded to the extent that criminals are routinely released, and now that fox-hunting is outlawed even the four-legged are safe everywhere in Britain, the British nanny state is now going to take away your kids - for their own good of course.

So of course they are going to legislate the health of kids.
The Local Government Association argued that parents who allowed their children to eat too much could be as guilty of neglect as those who did not feed their children at all.
What? Letting your kids starve is the same as having too many snacks in the kitchen? Only a bureaucrat could believe that.

And in case you don't think this could happen in the US, remember that the nanny state that used to be California is all about regulating your diet.

One of the comments worth note.
And just where will HM government locate the Gulag for the fat? Will there be any special requirments on the staff, such as a weight limit of 10 st, so all can serve as role models? Will the poor dears be brainwashed into emulating anorexics? Truly another instance of the death of common sense.

Dennis Eagan, Colorado Springs, US

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