by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
Students Tweeted photos of their horrid lunches, making the sarcastic hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama go viral last year — a public relations disaster for the White House.
All this, while her own daughters feasted on meatball subs, BBQ sliders, pepperoni pizza, and ice cream at their elite, $35,000 per year Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.
But despite the angry students and parents, Michelle O. warned that any changes to her lunch edict were “unacceptable,” and has been able to intimidate schools and states into submission.
Diane Douglas, Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction just told every single school district in the state of Arizona that they no longer have to abide by Michelle Obama’s federal “nutrition” mandates when it comes to fundraising activities.
“I have ordered effective immediately, that the ADE Health and Nutrition Services division grant exemptions for all fundraisers for both traditional public schools and charter public schools,” Douglas said in a statement.
Superintendent Douglas went on to explain how totally inappropriate it was for the federal government to regulate school bake sales for fundraising events:
“Forcing parents and other supporters of schools to only offer federally approved food and snacks at fundraisers is a perfect example of the overreach of government and intrusion into local control.“
Douglas also indicated that this was just the first step towards the total rejection of Michelle Obama’s restrictions.
Liberals are furious — saying that the USDA-administered regulations Michelle imposed on them by rule cannot be exempted, and that Douglas is in violation of Federal regulations.
Douglas did it anyway.
And that’s not all she has planned.
Douglas was elected on a promise to stop Common Core, which students, parents and even teachers hate, but liberal Democrats and RINOs both support. And she won’t back down:
“The voters have rendered their decision and they have rejected Common Core in Arizona. We must now work on creating a new set of higher state standards that will prepare our students for a lifetime of success,” Douglas said.
It is gratifying to see a true public servant who was not content to merely wait around for the divided Congress to pass legislation to block Michelle oppressive rules — she simply nullified them with a single act.
Other “Red” states need to follow her lead, and not just on USDA regs, but on EPA rules, Common Core and immigration — nullifying the Feds when they violate the U.S. Constitution, as Alexander Hamilton declared in The Federalist, No. 78:
“No legislative act contrary to the Constitution, can be valid. To deny this, would be to affirm, that the deputy is greater than his principal; that the servant is above his master; that the representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves; that men acting by virtue of powers, may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.”
[h/t The New American]