This man that some call the President of the United States must be totally influenced or possessed by aliens, demons or some weird religious group that hates Christians, the Constitution and the American way as was founded and developed by our forefathers in 1776. Stop the children from working on the farm - I can’t believe what I read. The next thing you know you will be arrested for letting your children do any kind of chores around the house.
I understand that children should not be hired for work but if he gets his way you could be arrested if your own children work on your own farm.
Our true Americans' country is going to the dogs at the speed of light. It makes me sick to watch the royalty - I mean pocket pickers and kickback takers in the Senate, Congress and the rest of the leadership of our country, other than a few good men and women - continue to abuse and let down the true, God-fearing, hard-working Americans over and over again.
The Secret Service needs to keep an eye on Obama’s kids, which could be risky, to make sure they don’t make their beds, empty the trash, clean their rooms or labor over their homework too late as this just might infringe on Child Labor Laws. What’s next? Door to door for your guns and Bible?
Pray, America, for our country as it was meant to be as the youth of our country belonging to true Americans have a long, long hard road ahead. The Senate, Congress and Washington, other than a few good men and women, need a billion gallons of stool cleaner, and that may not be enough, to rid their pocket picking, kickback-taking, scheming, royalty living way of life.
It's time for new leadership in the Senate and Congress to take back America and run it like it was meant to be. It is time for the Senate and Congress to represent their constituents’ wishes and not go to Washington just to ignore those wishes once in place. It’s time for most special interest groups to be thrown to the dogs. But until this is done it’s time for the Senate, Congress and Washington to “Ban Obama’s kids from White House chores”.
But then again, the political American royalty machine doesn’t have to work, they just have to dress to the 9’s, hold their hands out, talk big and spend, spend, spend.
Thank God, at my age, I am on my way out and not on my way in.
God Bless America.
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You know the expression “too good to be true?” Well, sometimes things are “too bad to be true” also. Especially when it comes to political spin.
Mr. Mansfield, I’m afraid you have fallen victim to that “political American royalty machine” you detest so greatly. If you had taken a moment to question what sounded like a ridiculous law you would’ve found the only thing that was ridiculous were the people manipulating the information.
The child labor laws President Obama wanted to put into place had nothing to do with family farms or preventing people from passing on the tradition of farming to their children. In fact, it specifically excluded family farms for that very reason.
Directly from the U.S. Department of Labor website: “The proposed rule in no way compromises the statutory child labor parental exemptions involving children working on farms owned or operated by their parents.”
The proposed law also did not ban minors from doing just any type of work on farms. It only banned youths under the age of 16 from doing hazardous agricultural jobs, such as operating heavy machinery, working in grain silos, spraying chemical pesticides, etc.
I wasn’t allowed to run a cash register at the local grocery store until I was 15. But we can’t have a law that wouldn’t allow a 10-year-old to run a bush hog completely unsupervised across acres upon acres of farm land?
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Ms. Robertson, the issue is not whether it is a good or bad idea for a 10-year-old to run a bushog (though for the sake of an emotional appeal, I suppose that works). The point is that many of us just see this as more government encroachment into our lives. The government in general, (but particularly of late) seems to want to be involved in everything it can get its claws into. Many of us still don't want the "nanny" government to control and regulate absolutely every aspect of our lives. Enough is enough.
Thankfully, following much uproar, this ridiculous law was pulled. I'd like to think good sense prevailed, but rather suspect that it was because it is the political season. I really literally fear what it may be like when our President, in his words, "has more flexibility" following the election.