"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Monday, April 11, 2011

Mother Knows Best...unless

of course it is when she packs a lunch for her child. You know in these economic times where it is financially important to pack a lunch which can costs pennies verses $2.25 a day~this is the time that a school bans packed lunches! This causes me to ask an incredible question-WHY?

Answer #1
Any school that bans homemade lunches also puts more money in the pockets of the district's food provider, Chartwells-Thompson. The federal government pays the district for each free or reduced-price lunch taken, and the caterer receives a set fee from the district per lunch.

It is ALWAYS about the money. Disregard all the other answers, as Obama money used to be, well, somebody else's money that the schools, as well as many have gotten cozy thinking that they have a right to...and they willingly take it, not for anything other than-$$$.

Answer #2
"Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school," Carmona said. "It's about the nutrition and the excellent quality food that they are able to serve (in the lunchroom). It's milk versus a Coke. But with allergies and any medical issue, of course, we would make an exception."

Yes ALL parents give their children Coke at home, and nutrition wise the children are better eating at the school. Why stop at lunch and breakfast? Let's go ahead and keep them until 5'ish and serve them dinner too.

Answer #3
"While there is no formal policy, principals use common sense judgment based on their individual school environments," Monique Bond wrote in an email. "In this case, this principal is encouraging the healthier choices and attempting to make an impact that extends beyond the classroom."

I think that the below photo can show us good old common sense judgment on food choices...Because my opinion about how the educated elite think that they are brilliant and NO ONE is as superdeduper smart as they are may come of as crass and rude, so let's let the meals served tell the common sense story.

Photo Credit Chicago Tribune
Doesn't this look delicious?! This is listed as enchiladas, no kidding.

The above photo would be more of what I would think could be of a southwest flair that could begin showing some common sense on nutritional choices.

This is a chicken enchilada casserole made by me. I serve this often on the farm. The enchilada sauce is homemade with 7 ingredients and the corn tortillas are shredded as to make a speedy meal.

Sides that could complement this meal that are so easy to make in bulk for cafeteria setting would be pinto beans (or smash them in their own juices and make refried beans), Spanish rice with oranges, lemons, limes, and salsa. Yum oh and it costs pennies.

I no longer believe that we live in a nation that can sustain this idiocy much longer. When a parent cannot pack a peanut butter and honey sandwich with an apple and some cheese slices so that the school can prostitute the children for more money oh and serve your children slops...it appears that this is a battle we as a nation have lost.


Mrs.Rabe said...


We have only ever homeschooled our kids.

The problem is the thinking that it is THEIR responsibility to make sure kids don't drink a "coke" or whatever!


Shannon said...

I agree with this post. It is outrageous! The arrogance of the elite is beyond comprehension. The photograph of that school lunch is nauseating. Those poor children...served that slop for lunch and exploited in the process. Bizarroland!

At my son's public school they have actually banned peanut butter because of all of the peanut allergies. While I understand and sympathize with the parents with children with severe peanut allergies - My child also has a significant food issue. He is underweight and one of the only things he eats is....peanut butter. But, since it has been demonized as being full of fat and terribly unhealthy and now a potential allergen for other children he cannot have peanut butter and jelly for lunch. They do offer a sunflower seed butter that none of the kids seem to partake in...frustrating!

I make sure when he is home that he is has all the calories he needs. Whole milk (gasp), Peanut butter (gulp), and lots of pastas, meats, and veggies.

I guess Mama does know best!

Humble wife said...

Mrs. Rabe same here. I am sorry that my tax dollars fund this.

Shannon...I really am without words and after your comment I have been thinking a bit more thanks...

Karen R. said...

I have been so outraged by this. Didn't John Oliver or somebody just do a show on how bad their lunches are and begging parents to pack a lunch? Forced vaccinations, forced lunches..what will be next in the name of the child's well being? This just brings me to my knees in prayer that it will never be illegal in our nation to homeschool our children. I refuse to do it.

Humble wife said...

Karen-prayer is exactly right. The times we live in are changing and I do wonder when it will become illegal for us to homeschool our children. We must remain strong in Him...