Texas’ new Agricultural Commissioner, Sid Miller, granted amnesty to cupcakes as his first act of office.

“I’m announcing that I am giving full amnesty to the cupcakes in Texas. I’m also granting full pardon to pies and cookies and brownies and cakes and homemade candies,” Miller said in his announcement.

In Texas, the Department of Agriculture administers the school lunch program responsible for restrictive dietary guidelines. Guidelines were put in place to combat childhood obesity, but as Miller points out, the figures haven’t changed in the ten years stringent dietary restrictions have been in place.

“We’re getting out of the school mandate business,” Miller said.

Miller explained further on Fox and Friends:

“We believe in local control, individual responsibility, and freedom from burdensome government regulation,” Miller told Fox News.

“We’re hoping the federal government can take a lesson from what we’re doing here in Texas because the federal childhood nutritional program is a huge failure. We had over a million kids drop out of the program last year across the United States. We threw away over a billion dollars of food, and that’s tax payer dollars.”

Sweet, sweet, freedom.

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