Friday, October 11, 2013

“Let’s Move” Stamps Prompt Safety Concerns

Kids playing tag, bad – police opening fire in public, good

Julie Wilson
Oct. 10, 2013

stampsJust when it seems like the world can’t become any more backwards, Linn’s Stamp News reports that the US Postal Service is set to destroy an entire stamp series featuring children doing activities because three of the stamps raise “safety concerns.”

The stamp series was part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative, which is supposedly aimed at solving the “epidemic” of childhood obesity. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, a program designed to promote and encourage Americans to become physically active (why this program even exists is another discussion), took issue with the stamps because the children depicted in them were not wearing helmets or knee pads, which of course in today’s society is considered “hazardous.”

It’s impossible for one not to wonder how children participating in physical activities without a helmet is “bad,” or “unsafe,” but opening gunfire in public on an unarmed women with a one-year old child in the car is not only OK, but authorities consider it so OK, that Congress gave the police who carried out the heinous act, a standing ovation!

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