Monday, July 06, 2009

Tyranny for the Children's Sake

In order to protect the children, a British school barred their own parents were from attending a sports day because it was too great a risk on their own children. No kidding!

Paul Blunt of the East Bedfordshire School Sports Partnership, which ran the event, said the 'ultimate fear' was that a child could be abducted.

He said: 'If we let parents into the school they would have been free to roam the grounds. All unsupervised adults must be kept away from children...The ultimate fear is that a child is hurt or abducted, and we must take all measures possible to prevent that."

In the good ol' days, parents were responsible for supervising their own children and protecting them from unsavory characters who might hurt them.

These children are already being harmed by a school which plants the fear in their mind that parents may hurt them and the school is the guardian and protector of their best interest. I wrote previously about how British homeschooler parents are being profiled as potential abusers, but never expected the same would happen to their counterparts in the public schools. Why would the school tolerate the children leaving at the end of the day doesn't that present a risk too?

C.S. Lewis said,

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

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