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Nov 29 2011

Fat Child Confiscated by Authorities in Ohio

News from the Great Britain — the canary in the coalmine of liberal do-gooder authoritarianism — can be frightening. Officials are actually confiscating children found not to meet bureaucrat-mandated body mass index requirements. At least such outrages would be unthinkable in the Land of the Free. Oh wait:

An Ohio third-grader who weighs more than 200 pounds has been taken from his family and placed into foster care after county social workers said his mother wasn’t doing enough to control his weight.

A 200-lb. third grader obviously has a serious medical issue. Who knows? Maybe the mother is somehow guilty of medical neglect. But where is the line below which endlessly prying bureaucrats won’t intervene? Is a 100-lb. third grader safe from confiscation? Is a 90-pounder? Is anyone?

We have reached the point where we can no longer control the extent of the government. This problem dwarfs every other one we face — especially phony problems created by the government to justify its own obesity.

On a tip from Muddypaw.

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  • Ghost of FA Hayak

    This cuts both ways
    Say this child (under the care of the state) actually gains MORE weight ?
    Who will confiscate him from the state ?
    Anyone ?
    Say this child looses a hundred pounds while under the “care” of the state, yet he becomes a serial axe murderer in the meantime.
    Can the state be held culpable for this ?
    A child learns from the experiences of his/her parents.
    Is this child now destined to a life of red ink and entitlements ?

  • http://www.henrypbabcock.com Henry
  • http://www.henrypbabcock.com Henry

    Crap. Need coffee…

  • http://netministries.org/see/charmin/CM10085 Gordy

    So tell us, Babylonian minions, how much weight has this kid lost since coming into your care? How about weekly updates on his progress?

  • A. Levy

    The British people, by their tolerance of a super-nanny state, have surrendered their freedom and liberty. Add to that the fact that millions of radical Muslims now call Britain their home, the fact that the govt. and the church of England now “officially” recognize Sharia law, and you have a once-great, but now clearly dying nation. And, as is the case with America, it all happens because of the weakness of the people.

  • StanInTexas

    Today, it is… “The child is obese and that is abuse, so we, THE STATE™ are taking the child”!

    What will it be tomorrow? The child is being abused because…
    •The parents home-school?
    •The parents force the child to go to a Christian church?
    •The parents have too many children and didn’t abort when they had the chance?

    Slippery slope arguments are only wrong when they are not true!

  • Ghost of FA Hayak

    Gordy
    Good grief, do not challenge the left on those terms.
    They will literally suck the life out of this poor kid, then weigh his remaining bones for the prospect of an absolute nanny state

  • cowboy chris

    Obama’s youngest daughter is getting a little chunky, in spite of her Mom’s organic victory garden. Maybe she should be put in foster care so she doesn’t end up looking like Michelle.

  • 762×51

    Come into my home to take my children and you find a 7.62mm hole in your forehead. PERIOD. I am willing to die to stop them, are they willing to die to enforce their will on me?

  • http://netministries.org/see/charmin/CM10085 Gordy

    Thanks, Ghost. I’ll try to remember to know and keep my place. Cringingly yours, Gordy

  • Ghost of FA Hayak

    Gordy
    That was said tongue in cheek.
    I apologize for the lost translation.

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