By Dr. Bob McCauley
I don’t care if it’s California telling parents: “You are going to vaccinate your children if you want to send them to our government run schools” or the Italian government telling parents: “Put your kids on a vegan diet and you’ll go to jail.”
If parliamentarian Elvira Savino has her way, Italian parents
who insist on a vegan diet for their children will risk up to four years in jail.
Savino, from the conservative Forza Italia party, has put forward a law that would hold parents legally responsible for feeding their children on “a diet devoid of elements essential for healthy and balanced growth”, according to its text. SRN News
If you think either one of these threats from the government are okay, and that’s it’s okay to let the government tell you how to raise your children, and go as far as to say “We will dictate to you what you are allowed and not allowed to put into your children bodies” then you are all in for fascism and don’t have a clue what real freedom is. Freedom means doing what you want to do as long as it does not interfere with another person or their activities or in some way harm them. If you can demonstrate to me that my child is actually in danger from what I am feeding or not feeding them then you may have a case.
But to just say that this kind of diet is dangerous and this one is not is about as arbitrary as it gets. How about putting your kids on a fast food diet and taking them to McDonalds or Taco Bell 3 or 4 times a week, feeding them junk cereals that have little if any nutrition in them for breakfast? How about letting your kids eat garbage at the ball park, such as hot dogs (what’s in them), popcorn, soft drinks, candy? This is what is essentially known as “The American Diet” – not that it’s much better in other places in the world, at the places I’ve been, because they do the same thing we do. Other parents such as myself never allowed my children to eat any kind of junk when they were growing up.
If you’re a responsible parent and you want the best for your children go see the Documentary VAXXED which was pulled from a film festival after the actor Robert DeNiro was threatened “pull it or else.” The vaccination industry is a complete scam because billions of dollars are at stake. Here is the government at its worst: NO SHOT. NO DAYCARE. NO SCHOOL. EVERY CHILD. EVERY VACCINE. SB 277 SIGNED INTO LAW AND IS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2016. We own the schools, we run the schools, you pay taxes for them whether you use them or not. Vaccinate your kids or else.
Raising your children on the foods you want them to be raised on is no different. It’s an issue of freedom, not the government telling you they know the facts better than you do, when in fact they don’t.
“I have nothing against vegans or veganism as long as it is a free choice by adults,” Elvira Savino told Reuters in a telephone interview on Wednesday, days after she presented the proposed law in the lower house Chamber of Deputies. “I just find it absurd that some parents are allowed to impose their will on children in an almost fanatical, religious way, often without proper scientific knowledge or medical consultation,” she said. SRN News
Good to know that I’m a religious fanatic because I have been a vegetarian since 1980, vegan since 1998. Both my two boys were raised vegetarian. Both are adults and are incredibly healthy. They were both track and cross country stars in their high school. They were rarely sick as children, and only with a cold or flu when they were. The reason is that they used spirulina and chlorella for the protein source. These are the two most powerful foods in the world which are vastly superior to animal protein, but don’t tell that to Elvira Savino because she won’t listen to you. She’s dug in, and her mind is made up that vegans are idiots who can destroy their own lives if they want, but not their kids.