Thursday, April 10, 2008

Are you certified to feed your children?

I like Thomas A. Bowden's column: Your Child is Not State Property. He makes a point I've often said:

"Education, like nutrition, should be recognized as the exclusive domain of a child's parents, within legal limits objectively defining child abuse and neglect. Parents who starve their children may properly be ordered to fulfill their parental obligations, on pain of losing legal custody. But the fact that some parents may serve better food than others does not permit government to seize control of nutrition, outlaw home-cooked meals, and order all children to report for daily force-feeding at government-licensed cafeterias."

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1 comment:

Mrs. C said...

OK, I'm scared. It seems "good enough" isn't good enough anymore. We need the experts involved in every facet of our child's development...