a politician or policy advocate starts talking about doing something
for the sake of "our children", it's a wise reflex
to put your hand over your wallet and pray. You're about to
get a little poorer and a little less free to raise your kids
as you see fit.
'our children" appeal was at the heart of Hillary Clinton's
book It Takes a Village; it remains one of the most effective
ways to stifle debate and foist more top-down, centralized control
upon American families.
course, if you're a parent, you may be excused for wondering
just when your kids became the rightful property of the society
at large. Did you sleep through the hearing where joint custody
was awarded to a committee composed of Oprah, the Children;s
Defense Fund (CDF), the Department of Education, and the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services."