What’s Wrong With Kids Picking Berries?

I used to pick berries when I was a kid. I remember picking blackberries at Pacific Union College from age 11 on.

Kids are good at picking berries. They’ve got the little fingers adept at reaching into vines and brambles and making dainty little picks.

I don’t think we need government intervention to make this illegal. If a parent puts his seven-year-old kid out to work picking berries, that is the choice of the parent.

Who should raise kids? Parents or the government? The left wants you to have as little to do with the raising of your kids as possible. The left does not even want you to make your kids lunch because you might put in unhealthy foods.

Here’s the top story right now on Drudge:

Nearly two years after ABC News cameras uncovered young children toiling away in Michigan’s blueberry fields, federal investigators have found yet another disturbing example of illegal use of child labor in the berry industry.

Three southwest Washington strawberry growers were fined $73,000 last week after the U.S. Department of Labor found children between the ages of six and 11 working in their strawberries fields in June.

While an exemption in the federal child labor law allows 12- and 13-year-olds to work for unlimited hours on large agricultural operations, children under the age of 12 are strictly prohibited from working under similar conditions.

A caller on Dennis Prager’s radio show today protested this song and its suggestive lyrics.

Well now we call this the act of mating but…
There are several other very important differences
Between human beings and anmials you should know about

I’d appreciate it in the b_tt

Sweat baby sweat baby
Sex is a Texas drop me
Can you do the kind of stuff that only friends would sing about
So put your hands down my pants and I bet you’ll feel nuts
Yes I’m Sisco, Yes I’m Ebert and you’re getting two thumbs up
You’ve had enough of two hand touch
You want it rough you’re out of bounds
I want you smoothered want you covered
Like my waffle house hash browns
Come quick like fed ex
Irridgenate like fex
Just like cuticle cost stock
You are inclined to make me rise an hour early
Just like day light savings time

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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