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It seems a Maryland couple have come under fire from CPS workers and cops for letting their children walk home alone.
The authorities claim to have children’s best interests at heart, but they don’t hold with any alternative parenting styles that challenge the textbook definition. It leads to the disturbing question of “Who owns the children?”
On December 20, two kids were picked up by police while walking home from the park. They were halfway into their one-mile walk through Silver Spring, Maryland, in front of the Discovery building, when they caught the police’s attention because they were young – a 10-year-old boy and his 6-year-old sister, with no accompanying adult in sight.
The kids were not lost; they had their parents’ permission to walk home alone, and had done similar unsupervised walks in the past. The police, however, escorted the kids home, gave the waiting father a lecture on the dangers of the world, and pressured him into signing a safety plan pledging he wouldn’t leave his kids unattended until Montgomery County Child Protective Services followed up. Refusal to comply, he was told, would result in the removal of his children.
Danielle and Alexander Meitiv are not irresponsible parents; rather, they support a model called “free range” parenting, which allows children to explore the world with freedom and without fear. It’s a parenting style that could also be called old fashioned, as it’s the way countless children have been raised for thousands of years, up until the last half-decade.
I understand the state’s concern here; if these parents are allowed to continue this kind of behavior, in a few years their kids may just get after-school jobs. And we all know what that leads to—little Johnny and Susie may not be living at home until they’re 26.
So this is what it’s come to? Isn’t it enough that Michelle Obama and her liberal friends want to starve your kids to death?
They want to own them.
But don’t worry, moms and dads, they’ll loan them back to you for sleepovers. … As long as you don’t make too much trouble… or unless your local Kommissar decides otherwise…
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