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Surprise: The First Food Czar’s School Lunchroom Mandate is Failing

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Wake up, America!!! Can you imagine the Founding Fathers' reaction (just their facial expressions alone) if you told them in the 21st century the government would be bypassing parents and dictating, among other things, what children can and cannot eat?

It's as we always say on this dictatorial 'socialism' crap: People don't care until it touches them directly. Well, parents of school kids not lovin' those Michelle Obama-forced new lunch government mandates in the taxpayer-provided public schools are finally waking up with a female dog-slap to their heads. Kids don't like the 'choices' (remember, "choice" is only for abortion ... and for kids too) in the lunchrooms. Apparently one school system in Florida doesn't think filled trash bags with wasted expensive food at the end of the lunch periods everyday isn't enough proof to present to the state and federal government when trying to free themselves from the latest government chains around our freedoms. They are going to install cameras to video the kids tossing the stuff. So, the answer to "Big Brother" is Big Brother's redheaded step-brother?

Oh, the school insists the cameras will be aimed strictly at the trash cans, and not the kids doing the ditching of the undesired food. However, some parents are not pleased with this and do not trust it at all ... nor should they. The parents' observations and concerns are pretty spot-on...

School districts across the nation are furious with the Obama administration’s orders. Some students have staged strikes while others have launched petition drives urging the federal government to change their policy.

But Lake County is believed to be the first to actually videotape kids tossing their veggies – and that has some parents upset.

“So we’re going to spend how many more thousands of dollars to put cameras on trash cans to document the thousands of dollars in food the kids are throwing away,” one parent wrote on ClickOrlando.com “This is a no brainer, kids are not going to eat the stuff served at school. Has anyone really looked at these lunch trays?”

“Why not just remove the kids from their parent’s home at 3 – 5 years-old and put them in mass dormitories where their entire lives can be monitored and properly controlled so that they become properly modeled citizens and serve as they are needed by our enlightened leaders,” another reader wrote.

A number of parents were concerned that their children might be videotaped.

“Because no matter what they say, they are going to try to identify the kids throwing the food away and then social workers and courts will get involved,” wrote one local resident. “If your child doesn’t eat his school lunch, you will face punishment. Think I’m wrong? There are cities and states that punish the adults if the children are truant or get in trouble with the law in any manner. Your kid threw away a carrot? Go to jail. This is what we are coming to.”

Howard called those concerns “conspiracy theories” and said they were not going to force kids to eat their vegetables.

“I don’t want anybody to be on camera at all,” he told Fox News. “This would be aimed directly into the trash can. By no means would any of our students be in the picture.”

He said the cameras were meant to give the school district evidence they need to push back against the federal guidelines.

“If we just can’t get kids to eat broccoli and 90 percent of it is going in the trash – that’s a waste of taxpayer dollars – and the federal government needs to look at their mandate,” he said. “We have no choice in the matter. This is just a tool to help us document he issue.”

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