Scott Shackford on When Postage Stamps Are Bad Role Models

Postage stampsAt the beginning of 2013, the postal
service unveiled a series of stamps inspired in part by First Lady
Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” anti-obesity campaign. Titled “Just
Move,” the 15-stamp collection, originally scheduled for release in
2014, featured drawings of children in various athletic activities.
But, writes Scott Shackford, when members of the President’s
Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition saw the images, they
objected. The children were frolicking unsafely! In one stamp, a
child was skateboarding without kneepads. In another, a child was
jumping into the water cannonball-style.

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