Do Parents Have Any Value Any More?
Earlier today, listening to the Dennis Prager radio show http://www.dennisprager.com/, Prager talked about public schools serving dinner, that is, in addition to breakfasts and lunch, to students.
Since the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010, more than one million students across the United States have received dinner and an after-school snack as part of an unprecedented pilot program introduced in 13 states and the District of Columbia.The program has been received well so far. School officials in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation’s second largest school district and one of the first participants in the U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded program, are now planning to double the number of students who receive nutritious after-school meals. The ultimate goal: to serve every student in the school district, especially those from low-income communities who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. http://thinkprogress.org/health/2015/01/16/3612683/schools-dinner-programs/
I began to think, as Prager spoke, what are the parents doing? What kind of parent does not provide breakfast and dinner to his or her or their children? I accept that there are poor people, but I do not believe mothers and or fathers and or families are consistently that poor that they cannot feed their children. Indeed, that an entire school district’s parents cannot feed their children. Question arises: what then do the parents do? What value do the parents have? Do a man and a woman copulate, produce a child, and then demand the State feed the child? It is the nature of the State to grow, and to grow by taking away duty, honor and responsibility from its populace. One of the hallmark quality of the State, as it increases power, is to diminish other institutions. The most powerful institution in history, and the most productive, the most protective and the most reliable, is the family. I believe these school programs destroy families. I believe that these schools intend to destroy families by removing the duties, the responsibilities and oversight of parents. The smaller the parent, the larger the State needed to take care of the children. I’d like to know what you think.