Friday, October 05, 2007

Children as state informants

This from Thomas Lifson atAmerican Thinker Blog:
Children are being turned into police informants via their doctor (and nevermind medical confidentiality). This turns out to be widespread, since professional guidelines for pediatricians from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend interrogating children about the parents.

Isn't this the sort of thing that liberals claim they are against? Isn't this a lot worse than asking librarians about who has been checking out books about explosives? I thought liberals got excited when the state sticks its nose into the bedroom. But if it turns out that Mom and Dad have their gun safe there, apparently liberals are okay with it.

Because it goes without saying that people who regard guns in the house as per se suspicious are nearly all liberals. It is all done in the name of the best of intentions, of course. Most of the people implementing the policy really do think they are minimizing the risk to children by getting guns out of the house.

For the progressive cause, this sort of intrusion is a two-fer, because it weakens the bonds of family. Ever since Rousseau, the left has regarded the family as an obstacle to the revolutionary transformation of human nature they seek.
A troubling practice indeed and that is why because of my concerns about my children, either my wife or myself will always be in the examination room until my girls turn 18. (and no, I don't want to go with my daughters to Ob/Gyn appointments when that happens-that is just too weird for both of us.)

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