I just read an article by Roland Martin at CNN.com. He is ripping on Sarah Palin because she was pointing out the error of thinking that the federal government is the answer to obesity in America.
Roland Martin does not get it.
Here is a bit from the article:
“It’s clear that we can’t go 24 hours without Sarah Palin saying something so stupid that it defies logic, but leave it to the Kim Kardashian of politics to find something wrong with first lady Michelle Obama’s effort to curb obesity in America’s kids.
“In a radio interview on Wednesday with conservative talker Laura Ingraham, Palin took dead aim at the first lady’s ‘Let’s Move’ initiative, which is all about getting children active and involved in exercise and healthy eating.
In the wacky world of Wasilla’s finest, Palin tries to cast the effort to fight obesity as part of Michelle Obama’s ‘different worldview.'”
Here is my response that I posted at CNN.com:
Roland Martin doesn’t get it.
Does he actually believe that the federal government can stop obesity?
This is the same false reasoning that statist proponents always use – they actually believe that by showing a problem exists that it follows logically that the federal government needs to “fix” the problem.
It is now and has always been a myth that a huge centralized government is the answer to problems. Individual and local initiative is the answer.
The federal government cannot succeed in solving this kind of problem.
The risk of way to much intrusion in our lives is to great if the federal government tries.
When will statists like Roland Martin wake up?
When will Americans wake up and stop taking the kind of nonsense in this article seriously?