Meet the living incarnation of the Nanny State

No, it’s not Barack Obama or Michael Bloomberg, though they’re both worthy choices. And, in Obama’s case, you’re close; the Great American Nanny Award for best exemplifying the need to mind everyone else’s business goes to his wife, Michelle Obama, for this quote:

“Childhood obesity isn’t just a public health threat, it’s not just an economic threat, it’s a national security threat as well…. We can’t just leave it up to the parents.”

Get that parents? You’re not only a priori incompetent to raise your children, but you’re a danger to the nation, too! Good thing the State is here to save us from ourselves.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have this unaccountable urge to read Brave New World again, followed by Liberal Fascism.

LINK: More from Fausta.

(via Jennifer Rubin)


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