Kurt Oestreich 
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Re: “Sowing the seeds of the food revolution

I see a problem with two possible solutions.

Jamie Oliver comes from Britain, a socialist utopia, and so he has been brainwashed by his culture to think that the government is the solution to every problem.

As we are increasingly finding out, Government is the problem. Mr. Oliver experienced this with the USDA regulations, but because of his background, he thinks the US Federal Government can change regulations, and our centralized food services at the schools can provide perfect nutrition.

As responsible citizens, we should be able to understand fundamental nutrition and pack our kids a nutritiously sound lunch.

Leaving this up to the government is the problem. The USDA is the problem. Not their regulations, the entire agency.

We don't need agencies that further entrench the power of corporate interests. We just need our citizens to be responsible and be able to take responsibility for our own piece of the puzzle.

Smaller government is the most efficient, with the ideal being self governance, and what we normally think of government should just be a bad dream.

So, while I agree with the objective of Jamie Oliver, I disagree with him on how to accomplish the task.

The best solution would be to slice up the usda into smaller agencies with more focus and less power (to abuse).

Making people responsible for their own choices is the American Way, and we as citizens can far excel anything our inept government is capable of achieving.

Posted by Kurt Oestreich on July 22, 2010 at 1:35 AM
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