[/quote]The idea that all parents have the means to provide lunch for their kids is almost as nauseatingly absurd as the idea that all parents are responsible enough to make sure their kids have lunches of any kind on any day.
Or are we just supposed to let the children of addicts and alcoholics and other unfit "parents" fend for themselves at school, too?[/quote]
In the US, there is no parent who doesn't have the means to provide lunch for their kids to take to school. And please don't exploit addicts and alcoholics to justify your Nanny State agenda.[/quote]
It is a fact that there are many, as in a lot, of children who will attend our schools on a daily basis that do not receive proper nutrition at home and will have neither money or a home packed lunch.
I understand your position about parental responsibility, but you cannot legislate it at the expense of hungry children, I would not want to live in a society that mandates children attend school and than refuses to feed them, you go work behind the school lunch counter and turn kids away because they don't have 2.50 in their pocket nor a bag lunch.
To not feed our children in schools would be cold, callous and inhumane.
I am thankful that it is not your decision to make.[/quote]
My position isn't based on parental responsibility, it's based on child responsibility as well. Children old enough to attend school, walk to a bus stop, carry a back-pack, dress themselves, throw a ball, cut paper, do art work, use a cell phone, dress a barbie doll, can all make their own lunch, put it in a bag and place it with their school materials in their back-pack.
Either 1 of 2 things or some combination thereof is wrong here. Either 1) you support child abuse/neglect and double-dipping by food stamp beneficiaries and want to use the free school lunch program to hide it or 2) you're on the gravy train yourself of the free school lunch program and want taxpayers to subsidize a) your own breeding/feeding programs or b) your free school lunch provider business enterprise.[/quote]
I just care about kids Judy. As well as reality.
You think not feeding kids at school is a way to improve our society, I disagree.
What you believe, shapes what you see.