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The State as Parent
State Intrusion into the Sanctity and Privacy of the Family

"We must remove the children from the crude influence of their families.
We must take them over and, to speak frankly, nationalize them

"[T]he most vulnerable children in our society ... are in our care; we, the state, are their parents"

"The first thing that a totalitarian regime tries to do is to get at the children,
to distance them from the subversive, varied influences of their families,
and indoctrinate them in their rulers' view of the world"

"Above all things, the child needs protecting from the state"

Absence From School

Quotations and Comments

Withdraw Thy Foot...  |  The State as Parent: Articles  |  The State as Parent: Quotes and Comments  |  The State as Parent: Some Scriptures

See Also:

Political Correctness   |   Education   |   Common Purpose


Quotes and Comments

"Government indoctrination is essential to the maintenance of a compliant slave state. By interrupting the scientifically-designed process of brainwashing, you are subverting the state and potentially opening the possibility that non-standard worker units will infect the working population in years to come with ideas of independence, personal liberty, freedom of choice, and other disruptive concepts. This cannot be tolerated" [Comment at: source, 23 May 2011].

"This is a very dangerous thing to do in socialist Britain. I expect the child catchers, I mean, 'health visitors' will shortly be paying a visit. Truly, with forced adoptions, secret courts, compulsory academic education (unsuitable for so many), you are merely suckling cows and emotional teddy-bears for the children of the Fatherland. They are not your children and haven't been for some time"
[Comment at: source, 30 October 2013]. 

"Prosecuting for Telford & Wrekin Council, Carol Trigger told the court the family were warned they did not have permission [!!!] to go on holiday
[EMcD: My emphasis]" [source, 15 January 2014].

"Such inflexibility is typical of a dictatorship, not a democracy"  /  "as soon as you register your child to the state, they become their property"  /  "These ridiculous bully boy tactics are becoming common in the UK, while real crime goes unpunished"  /  "This is a great example of the totalitarian state bullying parents and a reason why everyone should remove their children from the socialist incubators they call schools and teach their children at home. Alternatively, reclaim control of schools from the nasty state"  /   "If 'Big Brother' says something, you must obey. Otherwise the thought police will be on to you"  /  "And as everyone pontificates that Fathers should bring up their children the state chastises them at every turn"  /  "Welcome to communist Britain"  /  "Half the reason these kids are behaving poorly is because of being forced in to these desolate institutions and never getting to spend quality time with their families"  /  "The education system is already in a state, that's how governments like it. It's easier to control an uneducated population"  /  "This is not about the council protecting the children's (so called) education, it is about showing hard working, law abiding tax payers who is boss"  /  "If they were going on a sabbatical to Pakistan I doubt there would be a problem"
[Comments at: source, 15 January 2014]. 

"[This] shows just how far we have come in allowing the establishment to interfere in out lives, one week off from school will not destroy a child's life"  /  "State education exists within its own self-important ivory tower, believing all its own propaganda, convinced of its own righteousness, and signally failing to realise its role has changed from a means of bettering poorer children, to an instrument of an increasingly Orwellian state. ... churn[ing] out befuddled 20 somethings with a mickey mouse degree, a 30k debt and very little idea of how to get through the rest of their lives. This latest incursion, by the courts no less, into a family taking a holiday is an absolute outrage! It's no surprise to me that the two families I've met who've chosen to home educate their children have some of the most well adjusted, loving and respectful (and bright) kinds I've had the pleasure of meeting"  /  "The sole aim of the education system is to churn out drones that conform. Its  purpose is to stamp out individuality. It would be too dangerous for the government if we were allowed to think for ourselves and do what we believe is best for our kids"  /  "Whose kids are they, their parents' or the Department of Education's? ... The children would have benefitted far more from a week in Greece than yet another week in HM training and brainwashing camps. [Real] Education has nothing to do with dogmatic adherence to the National Curriculum, which is all about dog training and control"
[Comments at: source].

For much more on Education please also see here, here, here, and here.


Social Care: A Poem

by Anne Murray

"It has become apparent that, in this modern day,
our health and social services are rife with compliancy.

"And if you dare to tell them, this system isn't right,
Prepare yourself for battle; you're going to have a fight.

"They twist and turn the subject; to them we're all the same,
They will take away your dignity, and blacken your good name.

"Then you'll be abandoned, to suffer a bureaucratic fate,
Targeted by the social sharks; that use our babies as bait.

"The destruction of the family will be their only goal,
It has become apparent: the social care system has no soul"


Withdraw Thy Foot...

"God gave children to parents, not to the State, to love, nurture, teach, discipline, and train up into adulthood.  It does not take a 'village' or the 'Collective' or State-run 'Care' homes to raise a child; it takes a loving and biological/adoptive/foster family.  Please see the article Communism and the Family for the ideology underlying the 'Collective'.

"The issues are:... [continue reading]




"And he that stealeth [a child], and selleth him..."
(Exodus 21:16)

"The words of a talebearer are as wounds,
and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly"
(Proverbs 18:8)

"Every fool will be meddling ... Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house:
lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee"
(Proverbs 20:3b; 25:17)

"Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him"
(Proverbs 26:12)

"Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees,
and that write grievousness which they have prescribed"
(Isaiah 10:1-3)

"Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds!
when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand. ...
So they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage"
(Micah 2:1-2)

"It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea,
than that he should offend one of these little ones"
(Luke 17:1-2)

"Let none of you suffer ... as a busybody in other men's matters"
(1 Peter 4:15)


"Never, anywhere in the Holy Bible will you find God giving civil government
any authority to rear or direct the rearing of children ...
God told parents, not the government, to 'train up' their children."
(Laura Rogers, Societal Structures vs. Restructuring, as quoted in Berit Kjos, Brave New Schools, p185)




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