So says the unnamed obese British mother whose four children have been permanently removed for being too fat. To what lengths did Big Brother go? And how many hoops did the family jump? Unreal:
The couple were ordered to send their children to dance and football lessons and were given a three-month deadline to bring down their weight. When that failed, the children were placed in foster homes but were allowed to visit their parents.
After the couple objected to this arrangement, the council agreed to move them into a two-bedroom flat in a supported unit run by the Dundee Families Project. They insisted on the couple living with only three of their children at a time.
At meal times, a social worker stood in the room taking notes. Doctors raised concerns that the children put on weight whenever they spent time with their parents, a claim they vehemently denied.
The couple and their children also had to adhere to a strict 11pm curfew. This involved ‘clocking’ in and out by filling in a sheet held by an employee who lived on site.
I cannot imagine living under this kind of scrutiny for three years. Curfew? Supervised meals? Forced ballet and football. This more than any other gives the best example of what happens when government runs amok:
Although the children’s weight was the major concern, other allegations were included in a report. It showed that social workers were worried when the youngest child was found crawling unsupervised. The parents point out they were never far away and the flat had no stairs.
The crime of crawling unsupervised.
When the government controls the healthcare system, the government has reason and cause to control your lives: after all, if you’re too fat, it costs more money. This is a cautionary tale, not of the terrible quality of “free healthcare for all,” but of the intervention a nanny-state.
H/t: Hot Air headlines.