About Working on the Farm . . . .

Seems as though public opinion (of the admirable sort) holds some weight after all:

Under pressure from farming advocates in rural communities, and following a report by The Daily Caller, the Obama administration withdrew a proposed rule Thursday that would have applied child labor laws to family farms.

Very good. Did they give a reason?

“The decision to withdraw this rule — including provisions to define the ‘parental exemption’ — was made in response to thousands of comments expressing concerns about the effect of the proposed rules on small family-owned farms,” the Department said in a press release Thursday evening. “To be clear, this regulation will not be pursued for the duration of the Obama administration.”

Is this just another way of saying “Whoops. Forgot that we need your votes. Let’s not get carried away.”?
Nah. That would be entirely out of keeping with this  administration’s even-handed and duly deliberative approach to implementing constitutionally-sound laws.