Welcome to Obama’s Nanny State
In a post for Conservative Refocus I wrote about the Obama Administration and control. There are many more examples that must be brought to the attention of the American Public. Here’s a video on some of the more spectacular medical suprises that were within the Health Care Bill which was passed and is now law.
and here are several articles on much more including general provisions, Tax changes, marriage penalties, Menu labels for chain restaurants and vending machines, Breastfeeding rooms, Student Loan takeover, and “Home Visits”.
In addition to the above goodies the law also contained provisions for a type of Private Army. Judge Andrew Napalitano explains:
So to recap we have a forced system of HealthCare, controlled by the Federal Government, that will provide care to illegal aliens, ration care and procedures for all, mandate all American Citizens (as a condition of citizenship) purchase a healthcare plan, and promote euthanasia for the elderly.
This law also creates a paramilitary force, gives the President authority to control the National Guard of the individual states even absent a war. This is unprecedented and must not be taken lightly.
The nanny state provisions for “Home Visits” and mandating restaurant and vending machine labels should not be overlooked. The Obama Administration is trying to regulate every aspect of our lives. As explained by CNS News our individual BMI index is being recorded and kept in the new mandated Electronic Health Records. Also consider Barack Obama’s Executive Order titled Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council with the purpose of:
(a) provide coordination and leadership at the Federal level, and among all executive departments and agencies, with respect to prevention, wellness, and health promotion practices, the public health system, and integrative health care in the United States;
(b) develop, after obtaining input from relevant stakeholders, a national prevention, health promotion, public health, and integrative health-care strategy that incorporates the most effective and achievable means of improving the health status of Americans and reducing the incidence of preventable illness and disability in the United States, as further described in section 5 of this order;
(c) provide recommendations to the President and the Congress concerning the most pressing health issues confronting the United States and changes in Federal policy to achieve national wellness, health promotion, and public health goals, including the reduction of tobacco use, sedentary behavior, and poor nutrition;
(d) consider and propose evidence-based models, policies, and innovative approaches for the promotion of transformative models of prevention, integrative health, and public health on individual and community levels across the United States;
(e) establish processes for continual public input, including input from State, regional, and local leadership communities and other relevant stakeholders, including Indian tribes and tribal organizations;
and then Sec. 5. National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy.
Not later than March 23, 2011, the Chair, in consultation with the Council, shall develop and make public a national prevention, health promotion, and public health strategy (national strategy), and shall review and revise it periodically. The national strategy shall:
(a) set specific goals and objectives for improving the health of the United States through federally supported prevention, health promotion, and public health programs, consistent with ongoing goal setting efforts conducted by specific agencies;
(b) establish specific and measurable actions and timelines to carry out the strategy, and determine accountability for meeting those timelines, within and across Federal departments and agencies; and
(c) make recommendations to improve Federal efforts relating to prevention, health promotion, public health, and integrative health-care practices to ensure that Federal efforts are consistent with available standards and evidence.
The nanny state in writing. They will come up with legislation to force you to be healthy by overtaxation of items they are against, (cigarettes, etc) or simply outlaw it like the Progressives did with the prohibition of alcohol from 1920 to 1933.
This is a nudge. The Federal Government controls healthcare and will ration it in a Communist manner. “From each according to his abilitiy, to each according to his need.” If you smoke, if you exceed your BMI, if you are elderly, you go to the bottom of the list for treatment or, as Obama says, “Maybe your better off not having the surgery but taking a pain pill.”
Add these provisions from the Health Care law to the provisions of the Executive Order and you can see the Nanny State forming around us, replacing liberty with a lack of options and oppressive and invasive regulations. Cities, States, and school districts have already begun to act on these provisions and more. California has been the leader banning trans fats, soda’s from schools, and Happy Meal toys. New York has even attempted to ban salt. Massachusetts schools have begun to send home with kids “Fat Reports” in order to inform parents that their children are obese.
What would the Nanny State be without instructions? Enter Fatherhood.gov. Thats right you now have direct instructions from the Federal Government on how to be a daddy including:
Gather your already read books and donate them to a local library, school, or shelter. The books will be enjoyed again, you will reinforce to your children the value of reading, and they will gain a better understanding of the importance of giving to others.
Turn off the water while you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime. You can save up to eight gallons of water a day.
Many electronic devices and appliances use power even when they’re switched off or not in use. You can save money and energy by unplugging items when they aren’t being used.
Earth-friendly cleaning products are widely available and are kinder to our air and water. Or you can make your own cleaning supplies with white vinegar, lemons, baking soda, and other basics you probably have in your kitchen already. Check online or at your local library for the step-by-step of cleaning green.
Bike or walk to a park, trail, or other outdoor spot. Leaving the car at home will reduce carbon emissions and you will add exercise to your day without even trying.
For Father’s Day, let your family know you would like to share a family activity rather than receive gifts. Instead of collecting another tie, take photos of yourself and your children enjoying your time together. Eliminating wrapping paper and taking digital photos generate less waste on dad’s special day.
Take a break from the summer heat with a craft project you and your children can work on together indoors or in the shade. Gather magazines, newspapers, fabrics, and other materials that are scheduled to be thrown away and turn them into attractive and useful items such as greeting cards you can send to family and friends.
Visit a farmers market or farm where you can pick your own produce. Locally grown fruits and vegetables do not need to be shipped, which contributes to reducing carbon emissions. Before your trip, go online with your children to find out what is in season in your area and how you can use those items in putting together a fresh, healthy dinner menu.
Bring your own bag to the grocery store. You probably can pack more items per bag and many stores offer a discount for using your own bag. Repurpose old backpacks, handbags, and tote bags you already have at home.
Instead of buying Halloween costumes, help your children create them using items you already have at home. Or ask a group of friends to join you in swapping (recycling!) costumes the kids wore for previous Halloweens.
Buy compact florescent light (CFL) bulbs, which last about 5 years and use less energy. Switching just one standard bulb to a CFL can help you reduce your electricity bill by as much as 75 cents per month.
In 2008, Americans spent nearly $11 billion on more than 8 billion gallons of bottled water, and then tossed more than 22 billion empty plastic bottles in the trash. Instead of buying bottled water, use a water filter on your tap and keep a pitcher of filtered water in your refrigerator to fill a reusable bottle.
Welcome to Obama’s Socialist Nanny State where parents mean nothing and the state rules all. Since you can’t think for yourself the Government will provide instructions. Since you can’t keep your kids skinny we will embarass them with a “Fat Report” as we take away happy meal toys since you parents are just to irresponsible to say “No” to your children. Since you can’t eat responsibly we are just going to take everything away, no salt, no trans fat, no options for you. If you don’t get that BMI in gear “Mom” little Timmy goes to the bottom of the transplant list, but don’t worry, here’s a pain pill.