Michelle Obama: “Dessert Is Not A Right”
What the First Lady actually said during her remarks to the NAACP about obesity was, “As I tell my kids, dessert is not a right.” Which may sound like nothing more than a witty remark from a parent who fights the battles most parents fight with kids who want to eat nothing but sweets.
But this is actually Obama administration doctrine.
In a case in which the Obama administration was arguing in favor of a ban on the interstate purchase of raw milk they argued that “There is no ‘deeply rooted’ historical tradition of unfettered access to foods of all kinds.” What’s more, they also argued that we Americans don’t have a right to obtain any food we want:
Plaintiffs’ assertion of a ‘fundamental right to their own bodily and physical health, which includes what foods they do and do not choose to consume for themselves and their families’ is similarly unavailing because plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish.
So when Michelle Obama says that “Dessert is not a right,” that’s not a witticism. She means it. She, and her husband’s administration at large, believe that Americans shouldn’t be able to just eat whatever they want. And it’s more than a belief; it’s policy.
Because it’s not like this is a free country or anything. Though what’s interesting is that the argument pro-lifers like the Obamas use to justify their stance on abortion is that women have a right to decide what happens to their bodies. Now, as someone who believes that life begins at conception and that children still in the womb are people to with rights of their own, I reject that argument.
But how can the Obamas say, in one instance, that a woman has a right to her body to the point where she can killer unborn children but your average Joe Sixpack doesn’t necessarily have a right to a little post-dinner cheesecake?Tags: michelle obama, naacp, nanny statism, obesity