Posted by: Christine Johnson | June 10, 2009

Nanny Obama

Get ready for Big Brother to take better care of you with the shiny, new health plan.

Barack Obama is going to make sure you’re eating your veggies, children.  

The president is filling top posts at Health and Human Services with officials who, in their previous jobs, outlawed trans fats, banned public smoking or required restaurants to provide a calorie count with that slice of banana cream pie.

Even Congress is getting into the act, giving serious consideration to taxing sugary drinks and alcohol to help pay for the overhaul.

That’s right, you’ll do right whether you want to or not.  

Oh, and never mind that everyone in America will get a tax hike if they start raising taxes on soda and beer.  Or sugary drinks, like Kool Aid.  

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!  

I am the Great and Terrible Obama!

And remember this, as the government grabs more and more power and tells you what you can eat, what you can drive, where you can go to school, what you can be paid:

They’re the ones for “personal freedom and choice.”  Because the one thing they won’t tell you that you can’t do is kill an unborn child or experiment on human beings. (Note that the president’s action on the latter happened at the same time as the president killed funding for research that is not destructive.)

Today’s reading assignment: Judges 17-21.  (Other translations are here and here.)

In those days there was no king in Israel: but every one did that which seemed right to himself.

-Judges 21:24b

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