What does this Horde of Slaves, Traitors, and Conjured Kings Crave? For Whom These Ignoble Chains and Irons Long Prepared?

Note this article from the Carolina Journal Online.

RAEFORD – A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because a state employee told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.

The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the agent who was inspecting all lunch boxes in her More at Four classroom that day.

The Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services requires all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs – including in-home day care centers – to meet USDA guidelines. That means lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables, even if the lunches are brought from home.

When home-packed lunches do not include all of the required items, child care providers must supplement them with the missing ones.

The girl’s mother – who said she wishes to remain anonymous to protect her daughter from retaliation – said she received a note from the school stating that students who did not bring a “healthy lunch” would be offered the missing portions, which could result in a fee from the cafeteria, in her case $1.25.

“I don’t feel that I should pay for a cafeteria lunch when I provide lunch for her from home,” the mother wrote

My comment:
Aux armes, citoyens,
Formez vos bataillons,
Marchons, marchons !
Qu’un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons !

Que veut cette horde d’esclaves,
De traîtres, de rois conjurés ?
Pour qui ces ignobles entraves,
Ces fers dès longtemps préparés ?

Federalists in particular please note that this is a USDA mandate, that is, federal and not state or municipal government enacting this regulation of the lunchpail.

Health, since it seems to be an objective and scientifically defined entity, is the favorite excuse for Progressives in their eagerness to overreach the limits of the law, or, indeed, in this case, common sense.

I fear, alas, the time for armed rebellion is dangerously near. How much indignity must free men stand? The dollar and twenty five cents exacted from this mother who fears to speak for fear of retaliation offers as much Casus Belli as the War of Jenkins’ Ear.

For the love of Christ, hold your outraged hands, gentlemen who love this land, and allow the blessings of peace continue while they may. But for love of liberty prepare for the coming storm, sharpen your fathers’ swords, keep your powder dry.