Michigan School Board Member to Michelle O: ‘Here in Flyover Country, We Like Cupcakes’
Parents don’t like it when bureaucrats act like they know more about parenting children than the actual parents do. Just ask Michigan mom Wendy Day.
She was on the Howell, Michigan school board when the Obama administration was passing some of the most sweeping federal power grabs aimed at local schools, including mandates on school lunches and snacks.
“Control of education seems to be shifting to Washington D.C. at an alarming rate. From the back door implementation of Common Core to the micromanaging of lunch boxes, Washington bureaucrats seem to think they know better than the rest of us,” Day, now a candidate for state House, tells EAGnews.
“The federal government doesn’t care about lower levels of government. They prove that every time they steamroll over the rights of states and local municipalities. I often refer to Washington D.C. as the ‘dome of stupidity.’ Local school boards need to have much more control over what happens in their District.”
Day would have some choice words for school lunch overhaul champion Michelle Obama, if she had the chance to talk to her.
“I would tell her, mom to mom, to stay out of my child’s lunch box. She can feed her kids whatever she wants, but if I want to feed my kids a cupcake and peanut butter sandwich, it isn’t her business. Here in fly over country, we like cupcakes,” Day says.
The push back stems from the arrogance emanating from Washington, D.C.
“Before coming to the White House, I struggled, as a working parent with a traveling, busy husband, to figure out how to feed my kids healthy, and I didn’t get it right,” she explained, sharing a story about her children’s doctor who pulled her aside to talk about her family diet.
“I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard-educated professional woman doesn’t know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don’t have access to the information I have?” she recalled.
“The more the ‘nutrition police’ try to enforce their self-made laws, the more irritated we get,” Day tells EAGnews.
Day suggests schools declare September 17 – Constitution Day – a “cupcake day” in honor of Obama.