Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Child Labor Is Healthy

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Obviously) has come up with an interesting childhood fitness plan - send them out into the fields and down the mines to work off that obesity with hard labor.

We all know that child labor laws are evil socialism. Godless Massachusetts began the trend in the 19th century with a law restricting children to 10-hour work days. Federal child labor restrictions were declared unconstitutional in 1918 (certainly the reference Scalia will use). While a later, Roosevelt court accepted child labor laws that will certainly go once the Roberts Court gets around to it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What we need next are some good, old-fashioned sweatshops -- capitalism at its best. This is the American Way. I can't see what's wrong with it. We need it to compete with other countries. If we put enough people out of work, they will be glad to work for pennies a day under brutal conditions, and, if they aren't, we can just put the kids to work instead. Then we can bring back indentured servitude, and, if we are really successful, we can repeal the 13th amendment. That will allow us to compete better. the old ways are the best.