Yeah read that. Please.
It isn't the governments JOB to say "oh no that hamburger's really big for a kid, not a good idea" or "gee a small child shouldn't have hard candy".
It's the PARENT'S job. Parent - it's not just a noun, it's a VERB. What's next? Nanny androids assigned by the government to teach our children? To feed them, bathe them, clothe them, rear them? Why not just go for cloning, then? Governments can choose "good" people and clone them and raise them to be the perfect citizens.
Oh, it's for you, America...it's Big Brother.
PARENTS need to watch their child, not ignore them. Not say "gosh a hot dog! here you go, billy!" It needs to be "sorry, billy, you'll have to wait until mommy/daddy can cut that up for you. Why don't we all enjoy a nice sit-down over there?"
Gasp. I suggested parents actually DO something!!! THE WORLD SHALL NOW END!
In all seriousness... what has happened to parenting? Where has it gone? You see all these books and magazines in the stores... but when you go out, you see frantic mothers, distracted fathers, and screaming children who run around and reach across the table like Helen Keller.
How about online? The television? Most of the shows now are steaming mounds of CRAP. Rots kids' brains. Instead of parking kids infront of Sesame Street, they're parked in front of Spongebob. Instead of taking them to the park, we let them log onto an MMO.
Which brings me to ANOTHER point.
I work on an MMO. The language and spelling is ATROCIOUS. All I can think of is this CAD comic:
Or how about those kids who steal their parent's credit card info, then lie about it? AND THEIR PARENTS BELIEVE THEM.
Seriously, it's getting out of hand.
PARENT is a VERB.