A North Carolina preschooler this week got a taste of the brave new school-lunch world.
As the 4-year-old entered the lunchroom, the state lunch inspector (!!) examined her sack and found the contents to be in violation of US Department of Agriculture nutrition guidelines. Herr Lunch Lady summarily threw the offending meal — including a homemade turkey sandwich, banana, chips and apple juice — into the trash; the girl was given a school-lunch meal consisting of . . . chicken nuggets.
The story above, even by the most generous Leftist definition, is National Socialism. Some government bureaucrat took a four year old child's lunch away, "gave" the child some government approved, commercially produced, chicken nuggets. Then the government school employees sent the mother a bill for the Obama's chicken nuggets.
The Leftists would have us believe that some "corporation" forced the government to do this. Now, just how plausible is that when the government controls the police force? More to the point, now that "the right people" like Obama are in charge, why is this sort of thing on the increase?
Obama birth control plan angers church Roman Catholic church angry after US president orders it to offer its employees free contraceptive coverage. - AljazeeraIn the 1930s, Hitler tried to nationalize churches too. In case you are unaware of what that means, Hitler (with Ludwig Müller) tried to tell various religions what they were to do for the National Socialist State. It did not work out so well. Also, if that is supposed to be evidence that Hitler was a Christian in his adult life, then absolutely anything counts as evidence of, well, absolutely anything these days.
Obama's most recent attempt at directly nationalizing places of worship failed too, but he had a backup plan at the ready. He ordered all insurance companies to provide contraceptives, including those owned and operated by Catholic, Jewish, and Islamic organizations that service only those religious institutions.
Again, an adage about the Socialists is appropriate here, they like word games. When they got enough resistance from infringing on religious freedom, they targeted federally required insurance programs and *poof* they are no longer ordering Mosques what to do, they are only telling insurance companies what to do. Either way, it is still National Socialism and this episode is definitely Hitlerian.
So, what is next in the Obama regime's goose-stepping march over individual rights on the way to the next election? One can speculate something along these lines for school lunches. Of course, that is not ordering people what to do, it is just providing much needed birth control for preschoolers. If their condoms and chewable birth control pills don't work, they can always get some RU-486 at communion.
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But while I petition God for a whole range of things, there are a few common themes that do recur. The first category of prayer comes out of the urgency of the Old Testament prophets and the Gospel itself. I pray for my ability to help those who are struggling. Christian tradition teaches that one day the world will be turned right side up and everything will return as it should be. But until that day, we're called to work on behalf of a God that chose justice and mercy and compassion to the most vulnerable.
We've seen a lot of hardship these past two years. Not a day passes when I don't get a letter from somebody or meet someone who’s out of work or lost their home or without health care. The story Randall told about his father -- that's a story that a whole lot of Americans have gone through over these past couple of years.
Sometimes I can't help right away. Sometimes what I can do to try to improve the economy or to curb foreclosures or to help deal with the health care system -- sometimes it seems so distant and so remote, so profoundly inadequate to the enormity of the need. And it is my faith, then, that biblical injunction to serve the least of these, that keeps me going and that keeps me from being overwhelmed. It’s faith that reminds me that despite being just one very imperfect man, I can still help whoever I can, however I can, wherever I can, for as long as I can, and that somehow God will buttress these efforts.