THIS IS RIDICULOUS
While I have tried to keep this blog apolitical, and although I will attempt to do so in the future, I couldn't let this one go:
If you are a Sarah Palin fan, don't just stop reading the article because you think she is right about everything and because the author of the article is immediately critical of her. Read what U.S. Army Major Gen. Paul Monroe has to say, about halfway down the page. Then decide whether what Palin is blabbering about is right or not.
If you can even admit that you agree with her in lots of instances but that in this case she is overreaching a bit, you're maybe on the road to recovery. 8-)
I can say with certainty that kids were in far better shape 30 years ago than they are today. P.E. was a daily occurrence at school, and every day it included some hard exercise. Over the last 30 years, school curriculum has been gradually degraded by cutting out P.E., not making it a requirement, etc. Now we have a celebrity presidential wannabe talking about how the First Lady promoting physical activity equals more government intrusion into our personal lives? Or talking about how the First Lady believes parents can't do the job required to keep their kids in good shape? Michelle Obama has never hinted at either.
Good grief... reinstate P.E. as a school requirement wherever we can, increase the quality of school lunches, and for heaven's sake, if the First Lady wants to use her status to help promote good health and healthy choices, shut up and let her do it!
I tend to trust Paul Monroe (and Michelle Obama) a lot more on this issue than I trust someone who looks for an anti-government angle in *everything*. In her vain attempts to cast everything in an "anti-government" light, this time Palin casts common sense aside.