Monday, May 17, 2010

Healthy Choices Act and Rachael Ray?

The Healthy Choices Act was introduced last week by Rep. Kind (D- WI) and seems to be Michelle O's pet project now. The bill would give federal grants to the states and in return for the grants, the states would be required to submit the Body Mass Index (BMI) of all children ages 2-18 to the federal government.

This is another infringement upon privacy rights in this country. I think it is also an attack on our right to privacy in our medical records, which, incidentally the government is pushing to have placed in national databases. They are nudging us down that slippery slope, but that is a whole other story.

Frankly, it's none of the government's business how much my kids weigh or what we choose to eat. Yes, obesity is a problem in this country. A problem seen most often in the underclass the government has created!

Now celebrity chef Rachael Ray is joining the crusade for more government involvement. I ask you, what qualifies Michelle O and Rachael Ray to lecture the rest of us about Body Mass Index?

For more on healthy choices, go take the photographic tour of my vegetable garden.

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