Just think of it -- the same government that gave us Benghazi and Fast and Furious being in charge of policing every little community in this country. (I'm pausing here for that to sink in.)
If you want to see what federal cops look like read 1984 or Fahrenheit 451. What we don't need is Big Brother controlling every tiny community in this country. We already have too much federal intervention - even the control of thoughts and beliefs. The rule of subsidiarity has almost disappeared!
Now, if you're Catholic you probably know about the rule of subsidiarity and how important it is. Fr. John Hardon defines it this way:
The principle by which those in authority recognize the rights of the members in a society and those in higher authority respect the rights of those in lower authority.As I said, the principle of subsidiarity has almost disappeared in our modern society. Consider the Lunch Nazi post I wrote earlier this week. Parents can't even be trusted to make a child's lunch without some school bureaucrat monitoring the content and scolding the parents if they don't get it right according to the bureaucrat's standard. There is little respect for parental authority in this country whether its parents opposing the school brainwashing their kindergarteners with the "diversity bookbag" or handing their underage children birth control devices and pills.
People need to start pushing back hard against every abuse of their authority by some tyrant wannabee. If I were the mom facing the lunch Nazis I would send a very polite official letter itemizing every example of the school offering sweets: at school functions, in the after school program, at field days, etc. And then I would write that, if they refused to let my child eat her lunch/snack again, I would reluctantly seek other remedies to their violating my authority as a parent. These bullies need to be caged. But, as I've said before, if you can home school do it.