The state, Leviathan, considers all children to be not the parents’ but Leviathans. One of the ways Leviathan lays claim is in the name of “equity” and “equalization”. Good parents that can and do provide a good childhood for their children are considered monsters because it lays bare the consequences of bad parenting and the consequences thereof.
Of course any decent society does not blame a child for their own upbringing, which is why it is moral for a society to not blame the child but more importantly provide positive examples to live by and the basic needs and education for such children to achieve beyond the limitations of their birth.
In any immoral society, the insane desire for leveling of opportunities results in punishing people lead socially constructive lives while subsidizing those who don’t.
Any guess which of those two the Left wishes to support?
Guess no longer.
“Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), and Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), along with 15 colleagues in the Senate and 68 in the House of Representatives, today introduced legislation that provides a permanent solution to end child hunger in schools by offering free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack to all students, preschool through high school, regardless of income, eliminating all school meal debt, and strengthening local economies by incentivizing local food procurement.
“The Universal School Meals Program Act of 2023 builds on the highly successful universal free school meals program that Congress funded to combat the spike in child and youth hunger brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. While various efforts were made to bolster and extend the program since 2020, it expired in September 2022 leaving nearly 30 million children who rely on free or reduced-price lunch in a state of uncertainty and strain.”
But while some focus on the increasing Federalization of schools or the price tag attached, the most important goal is to end being able to demonstrate the benefits of good parenting and living a good life (i.e. being able to provide your own child with food) while hiding the negative effects of bad parenting and living a bad life (i.e. needing to put your kid on government handouts). This does nothing but encourage the worst behavior while punishing the best.
That is how you destroy any good and decent society.
And in the name of ending “school lunch shaming” that is exactly what they are trying to do.
This will not end well.