AS THE WORLD BURNS – Episode 2
Federal Pink Cookie Tyranny and Cup Cake Re-Education
Does the 1st Amendment have a future in America?
Can sugar cookies and Christian cup cake artists survive government control?
In this episode of “AS THE WORLD BURNS” we learn another lesson of liberal tyranny; the destruction of beloved American cup cake freedoms and pink sugar cookie liberty.
I love pink sugar cookies. I have tried orange ones, but the pink just work better for me. I can’t eat them very often because my favorites are made in Utah with thick icing that packs onto the sugar cookie itself another 250 calories putting it over 500 calories total. I mean do the math: one per week X 52 weeks = 26,000 calories. At 3,000 calories extra per pound that is 8.6 pounds I could pack on this next year if I didn’t immediately find a way to burn the 500 pink sugar cookie calories as I ate them.
But I indulge once a month because I was a kid once, and it reminds me of being a kid when anything I ate didn’t add one pound to my body mass…
…and my tongue was trained to love them, and I think innocent things when I eat them, encouraged by the innocent joys of childhood—pink sugar cookies, Beach Boy songs, and Mom. So now with my self-disciplined ban to one pink sugar cookie per month I am at risk of only 6,000 extra yummy calories per year or exactly 2 pounds of extra weight gain. I can live with that.
So what’s a kid to do? Grow up without pink sugar cookie school memories? I mean school can be harsh. A sugar cookie so often softens the blow of big kids picking on you, then the biggest kid of all, the US Government, comes along and takes your cookie! Geeze…
How about banning Santa’s Stockings from Christmas store shelves this year. We could probably save the country 317 million pounds of excess weight gain just in one day!
I am reminded of the axiom about the slippery slope when we ignore the warning signs of government tyranny like the pink sugar cookie ban at city schools in Elyria, Ohio where you can’t offer snacks with more than 200 calories in them by federal mandate. But I’ll save that for the final line of this post.
Then there is this: FEDS SEND CUP CAKE ARTIST TO RE-EDUCATION.
Now cup cake artists are being fined, sued, and sent to Cup Cake Re-Education Camps to make sure they are in line with the jackbooted government cup cake police!
And why? Well the First Amendment doesn’t mean what the cup cake artist thought it meant, apparently. You read and decide for yourself.
You have got to love Democrats when they control the government; that is if you love ridiculousness that really grabs attention in a world on the brink of self-destruction.
You have to decide what is more important when you head out to golf now-a-days as President; being a man who can reign in the federal cookie monster concerned with little American tummies and how large Cup Cake Reeducation Center budgets should be, or letting the monsters of ISIS loose on American necks. Tough choices.
And the slippery slope couplet I promised?
First they came for my pink sugar cookie baker, and I didn’t speak out because I didn’t bake cookies.
Then they came for my Christian designer cup cake maker, and I didn’t speak out because I didn’t make cup cakes.
Then they came for anyone who used sugar that didn’t make goodies their way, but there was no one left to speak out.
Then they came for me!
For interested readers: AS THE WORLD BURNS Episode #1: “Optics of a President at work are worth a thousand words… Words of a President merely cover for incompetency and the inconvenient truths linked to his work. But, in the end, I am sure we will all be blamed by the White House for noticing.“
James Michael Pratt is a New York Times Bestselling author of inspirational fiction and non-fiction including The Lost Valentine, a 2011 Hallmark Hall of Fame World Premier Event. Art depicted in “Demise of America” and used by permission of Jon McNaughton at www.jonmcnaughton.com