American Elephants

The Nannies Are Coming! The Nannies Are Coming! by The Elephant's Child

It is slowly beginning to dawn on people that our government has grown too large, to0 unresponsive, too intrusive. As ObamaCare begins to roll out, people are beginning to be frightened at its cost and its mandates.

It was a while back when the government decided that you could not have a good shower. Shower heads came with restrictors to be sure that they had a low flow of water. Then they came for the toilets. Low flush. And the lightbulbs! Damn twisty things are obnoxious and the LED bulbs give a peculiar white light. And the planet is short of water? We know about the lightbulbs. The corporations that made lightbulbs could make a lot more profit with bulbs made in China, and the greens wanted everyone to use less energy, because…?

Mayor Bloomberg in New York feels called upon to dictate to New Yorkers what they may eat or drink. And once it was announced that Americans were just too fat, it was open season on anyone with observable excess poundage.

Now two of the less bright members of the House of Representatives have introduced a bill that will require the Department of Health and Human Services to prescribe exercise guidelines for all Americans. Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI) and Aaron Shock (R-IL) have introduced the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Act H.R. 2179, in an effort to help promote healthy exercise habits especially among schoolchildren.

“Public health and physical fitness are pressing concerns for our country, and in order to get the best results it’s important to instill healthy habits and routines early in life,” Kind said last week. “Promoting good health, especially to kids, is something we can do to help keep America healthy and competitive on the global stage.”

What possible worm in the brain can have persuaded these congressmen that the exercise habits of Americans are any of their business? Do they find that among the enumerated powers in the Constitution by twisting some words? Not in their job description. It is a limited government, and they have limited powers, and they work for us, not the other way around.

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