Ever since Democrats decided, way back in the seventies, that ‘the personal is political’ (a horrific philosophy that has been devastating to our body politic), left-wing Democrat politicians have sought to take their personal obsessions, resentments, and grudges and use the power of the state to enact them on everyone else.
Take the case of the man-hating California feminist in the California Assembly who used state power to enact retribution against men by saddling them with child support for children they didn’t actually father. Or any number of Democrats who hate guns and therefore think that no one else should be allowed to own one.
As we learn from Politico, Mrs. Obama was inspired to take on childhood obesity in part because of her own struggles to feed her family well: with both her and her husband working, “family dinners too often slipped into a rotation of fast food, microwaved frozen dinners and pizza,” and her daughters began to get fat. One is tempted to ask: why did she let this happen in the first place, and what does it have to do with a massive campaign spearheaded by the federal government?
As a friend put it: “Michelle apparently can’t work a crock pot, so she takes it out on everybody.”
People who think they know best how to run everyone else’s life are the very last people who should have access to Government power. Unfortunately, our system draws them directly into it.