Food Freedom Champion: Miss Oklahoma

On Saturday night, Miss America 2012 was crowned in Las Vegas, NV. In front of the largest audience since 2004, a new champion for food freedom emerged: Miss Oklahoma. In the final round on stage Miss Oklahoma, Betty Thompson, was asked, “Does the government have any responsibility for telling parents what their children should eat?” Without hesitation, Thompson replied,

“I believe that parents should be the ones who are teaching their children how to eat and then it wouldn’t be the government’s responsibility to step in.”

It’s clear she understands the detrimental effects of government controlling what we eat and eliminating our ability to make our own food choices. Miss Oklahoma may have been named the Miss America 2012 runner-up, but in our minds she’s the real winner!

Read more about Miss Oklahoma and the Miss America pageant here.

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