Life can be complicated for a lot of reasons. Just one is the number of hats we wear. One individual may be a spouse, child, parent, sibling, employee, teacher, sports team or band member and countless other roles. Just in regard to government, one may interact with numerous agencies at the town, county, state and federal levels. It’s enough to make one’s head spin.
Taking altogether the many responsibilities a person may bear, it can be a challenge just to get through a single day or week. When considering a long term and primary job such as parenthood, we can see how difficult it can be for someone to function at the desired level.
There are those who feel that given the importance of kids getting the best, parents may be unable to deliver. Naturally, if that is the case, then government should step in and take over. This sort of thinking is fraught with danger but, unfortunately, not uncommon. A case can be made for some sort of oversight by local government to ensure serious problems get the attention they need. But, the degree that government agencies have usurped natural, traditional, lawful parental authority is alarming.
Here Comes Big Brother
Parents are fighting back, as well they should. Issues range from the latest sexual deviance being foisted upon young children in public schools to attacks on free range parenting. Whatever the situation, we need to stop criminalizing parenthood. Such government intervention where it shouldn’t be is indicative of a propensity played out virtually everywhere.
It’s bad enough that government officials take the liberties they do with our children in the public arena but it is much worse. They do not limit themselves to what is happening in a public school, for instance. They are invading homes, asserting their authority to do as they please with other people’s children. Parents are treated as second class citizens at best.It's bad enough that government officials take the liberties they do with our children in the public arena but it is much worse. They are invading homes, asserting their authority to do as they please with other people's children. Click To Tweet
Laws continue to be introduced to increase the nanny state, effectively denying parents their rights as, well, parents. The feds typically can’t stay out of anything so we always need to keep an eye on them, but these issues are big items at the state level. Parents and others concerned about this need to be diligent in keeping abreast of relevant laws. This will vary by state and local jurisdictions.
Despite well documented problems with these programs, “the big-government Left is joining with the corporate establishment to expand the even more invasive and still unsuccessful idea of home visiting. Bills are being pushed to do so in deep blue states like Minnesota, Oregon and Washington — plus, as documented by Cheri Kiesecker, in other states like Iowa, Maine, New Hampshire and New Mexico.”
Get more details on this at Here Comes Big Brother: Home Visiting Laws Threaten Parental Rights Nationwide.