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My Chores are Done

I can't help but think of that line from Napoleon Dynamite where Kip walks in all blinged out about to take LaFawnduh out for some prime rib.

But this is actually very serious. The federal government is about to take away the last thing that keeps at least some Americans grounded in reality: Farm chores.

From The Daily Caller:


Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.”

“Prohibited places of employment,” a Department press release read, “would include country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions.”

The new regulations, first proposed August 31 by Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, would also revoke the government’s approval of safety training and certification taught by independent groups like 4-H and FFA, replacing them instead with a 90-hour federal government training course.


“What would be more of a blow,” he said, “is not teaching our kids the values of working on a farm.”

The Environmental Protection Agency reports that the average age of the American farmer is now over 50.

“Losing that work-ethic — it’s so hard to pick this up later in life,” Clark said. “There’s other ways to learn how to farm, but it’s so hard. You can learn so much more working on the farm when you’re 12, 13, 14 years old.”

I for one have no desire whatsoever to do farm chores having done enough to not ever want to do them again, and I never did all that much. However, this is so beyond what the federal government should be doing it's not even on this planet.

I don't know what it is about making children work that gets people so crazy. There are far worse things being done to children, and work can actually have a positive effect on them. In fact, the only work liberals seem to think is okay is acting. Yeah, how does that work out for those kids? Ask Corey Feldman. You never hear of a farm kid having the problems child actors routinely have. Sure you have your rural meth heads, but they get into that crap because they're shiftless burn outs from either the trailer park or overly indulgent middle class families. It's not like you have kids doing a full day's work and hitting the pipe to wind down.

Half of the problems we have with kids today could be solved with putting them to work. And they want to. Oh, they'll tell you they don't, but they do. If you get to them early enough, the sense of self-worth they derive from doing a job becomes part of their character. And they also like having money that's all their own to spend, which they spend more wisely than if mom and dad just give it to them.

I never, ever thought I'd hear something like this coming from the Washington DC Hellmouth. It's Twilight Zone on LSD kind of stuff.

My Mind is Clean

2 Comments On This Entry

I can't understand how the party of "keep the government OUT of my bedroom!
can justify being the party of "keep the government into all of my other stuff."

wag-a-muffin, on 25 April 2012 - 08:26 PM, said:

I can't understand how the party of &quot;keep the government OUT of my bedroom! can justify being the party of &quot;keep the government into all of my other stuff.&quot;

That gives me an idea. Obama and his ilk certainly think all rural people do is roll around in the hay, right? Isn't hay, then, a kind of rural bedroom?

Stay out of my rural bedroom!!!
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