The Texas House has passed HB127 by Democrat Carol Alvarado. This bill bans whole milk and “sugary drinks” in Texas School lunchrooms. The vote was 96-46 with no one speaking against the legislation. Supposedly this bill is in response to the fact that 20% of Texas students are obese. Go here for the text of HB 127.
Will this “for the children” statism ever stop? Alvarado has a history of wanting to play nanny. She worked hard for Smoke Free Houston and has an anti-bullying law pending in this session of the legislature. In her world, it seems the government is the cure for everything and it’s not just Ms. Alvarado. For the kids is the go-to strategy for Democrats to grow government.
Now the question at hand is, if Texas Republicans are going to go along with this nonsense, where does it stop? In the November election, Republicans swept to a super majority in Texas, 100-50. EPU, our friend who writes here at UnifiedPatriots put it this way:
“Omg, even after we stomp the donks, and run the House by a100-50 margin, we still allow Joe Strauss to be Leader, and still get a leftist agenda passed. Can’t leave these clowns alone for one second.”
I can’t say it any better than that. Texans, we need to make some noise over this before it passes over in the Senate. Beverages sold at school lunchrooms is the business of independent school districts with input from parents. It’s not the job of Carol Alavarado and the Texas House. Let them attend to the more urgent business at hand, like filling the giant hole in the Texas budget or plugging the gaping hole that is our Texas border with Mexico.
Want to whisper in your state rep’s ear? Go here to find how your representative voted.