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    Re: Should obese children be taken away from their parents and put in foster care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Define obesity. By the standards some agencies use, Arnold Swartzenegger was "obese" when he was a competition bodybuilder.
    I'd say a BMI high enough that there are significant health risks associated with maintaining that BMI. I'm not a health expert, I don't know what that level is, but that would be a qualitative starting point.
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    Re: Should obese children be taken away from their parents and put in foster care?

    I don't know if anyone else has advanced this idea but it does occur to me that with the advancement of the health care bill the government will use that as leverage to dictate to us the things we can and can't do. After all, if there the one's paying our health care bills then shouldn't they be able to tell us:

    1. what to eat,

    2. what not to eat (if fast-food becomes politically-incorrect they would have the power to wipe-out a whole industry),

    3. that we get enough exercise,

    4. don't participate in dangerous activities (motorcycles, skateboards, jet ski, parasailing, target shooting, etc.)

    Do / don't do these things and there will be penalties.
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    Re: Should obese children be taken away from their parents and put in foster care?

    in the military if you child is huge and medically obese then they how the soldier accountable and this can keep them from getting promoted or go to certain military schools. It’s a great idea and has been working for the most part in the military.

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    Re: Should obese children be taken away from their parents and put in foster care?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baron View Post
    I don't know if anyone else has advanced this idea but it does occur to me that with the advancement of the health care bill the government will use that as leverage to dictate to us the things we can and can't do. After all, if there the one's paying our health care bills then shouldn't they be able to tell us:

    1. what to eat,

    2. what not to eat (if fast-food becomes politically-incorrect they would have the power to wipe-out a whole industry),

    3. that we get enough exercise,

    4. don't participate in dangerous activities (motorcycles, skateboards, jet ski, parasailing, target shooting, etc.)

    Do / don't do these things and there will be penalties.
    Going by the logic that some people use when saying that people that use foodstamps shouldn't be allowed to buy <insert bad food item here> then yes, you are correct.
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    Re: Should obese children be taken away from their parents and put in foster care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Going by the logic that some people use when saying that people that use foodstamps shouldn't be allowed to buy <insert bad food item here> then yes, you are correct.
    Oh Gawd.. Do not even get me started on this
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    Re: Should obese children be taken away from their parents and put in foster care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Oh Gawd.. Do not even get me started on this
    Depends...do you agree with those that think that those that use foodstamps should be dictated to as to what to eat?
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    Re: Should obese children be taken away from their parents and put in foster care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Define obesity. By the standards some agencies use, Arnold Swartzenegger was "obese" when he was a competition bodybuilder.
    Good point on defining obesity. That is the slippery slope you start down when you give gov power to take kids. My point was mostly theoretical; if gov can take a kid for being underfed they surly can take him for being over fed. Then there’s the child abuse thing, common punishment when I was a kid, getting the belt for instance, would be considered child abuse these days.

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    Re: Should obese children be taken away from their parents and put in foster care?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    This is another little interesting tidbit I heard on the radio today. Some more liberal states are considering taking overweight children away from their parents, charging the parents with child abuse, and putting the children in foster care. What's your opinion?
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    Re: Should obese children be taken away from their parents and put in foster care?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Going by the logic that some people use when saying that people that use foodstamps shouldn't be allowed to buy <insert bad food item here> then yes, you are correct.
    I agree with that. People who get foodstamps should not be able to buy soda, candy, icecream, potato chips, etc. It should be regulated like WIC.
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    Re: Should obese children be taken away from their parents and put in foster care?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Good point on defining obesity. That is the slippery slope you start down when you give gov power to take kids. My point was mostly theoretical; if gov can take a kid for being underfed they surly can take him for being over fed. Then there’s the child abuse thing, common punishment when I was a kid, getting the belt for instance, would be considered child abuse these days.
    They need to bring back a lot more of that "child abuse" the way kids act these days. Especially the way I've seen kids act toward their parents in public lately. My parents would have busted my butt right there.

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