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We've already seen that if you give your kids Nazi-inspired names the state will take them away from you.
"For their protection."
Now if your kid is "too fat," the state will whisk him away too!
An eight-year-old Ohio boy who weighs more than 200 pounds was taken from his family last month and placed in foster care after social workers said his mother was not doing enough to control his weight, The Plain Dealer reported.
The third grader is considered severely obese by the standards of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, putting him at risk of developing diseases like diabetes and hypertension.
The boy was taken out of his home on Oct. 19, according to The Plain Dealer. He is currently in foster care, and his mother can see him once a week for two hours.
Cuyahoga County officials who were monitoring the child's health said the child's weight was caused by his environment and his mother was ignoring doctor's orders on food and exercise, the newspaper reported.
"This child's problem was so severe that we had to take custody," said Mary Louise Madigan, a spokeswoman for the Department of Children and Family Services.
The state demands compliance — "doctor's orders!" And if you refuse, they steal your children.
Lawyers for his mother—a substitute elementary school teacher—believe the county overreached its mandate by arguing the boy's health is in imminent danger. The child does not yet suffer from obesity-related diseases, the newspaper said.
Of course he doesn't. This isn't about health; it's about instilling conformity. And fear. Your kid might be next. So you do what the nice lady says to do. And you think what the government tells you to think.
Because if you don't cause any trouble, nobody gets shipped off to Siberia.
Has anyone seen the Constitution lately? Because I remember reading about
this thing called "liberty." Or maybe I was dreaming.
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