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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"

Some Scriptures

Social Services / Family Court Personnel / So-Called 'Safeguarding Officers' / Teachers and Others who 'Talebear' to the Social Services

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See Also:

Political Correctness    |    Education   |   Common Purpose



"And he that stealeth a man [or child], and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death" (Exodus 21:16)

"Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgement: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour" (Leviticus 19:15)

"Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people" (Leviticus 19:16)

"Ye shall not respect persons in judgement; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great ... for the judgement is God's" (Deuteronomy 1:17)

"The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken in pieces; out of heaven shall be thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge [them]" (1 Samuel 2:10)

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction ... For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding; ... then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgement, and equity; yea, every good path. When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee" (Proverbs 1:7; 2:6,9-11)

"The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life ... In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found ... Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction" (Proverbs 10:11-14)

"A hypocrite with his mouth destroyest his neighbour (Proverbs 11:9)

"He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace" (Proverbs 11:12)

"A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter" (Proverbs 11:13)

"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise" (Proverbs 12:15)

"Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts" (Proverbs 21:2)

"The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly" (Proverbs 18:8 and Proverbs 26:22)

"[B]ut every fool will be meddling" (Proverbs 20:3b)

"He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips" (Proverbs 20:19)

"These things also belong to the wise. it is not good to have respect of persons in judgement. He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them" (Proverbs 24:23-25)

"Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee" (Proverbs 25:17)

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

"He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears" (Proverbs 26:17)

"Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth" (Proverbs 26:20)

"As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle fire" (Proverbs 26:21)

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! ... Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One" (Isaiah 5:20-24)

"Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; To turn aside the needy from [righteous] judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless! And what will ye do in the day of [God's] visitation [upon you], and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?" (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)

"And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others ... for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted" (Luke 18:9,14)

"Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgement" (John 7:24)

"For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. ... hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? ... the foolishness of God is wiser than men" (1 Corinthians 1:19-20,25)

"For we hear that there are some which walk among you ... [which] are busybodies" (2 Thessalonians 3:11)

"And withal they learn to ... [wander] from house to house ... tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not" (1 Timothy 5:13)

"[O]bserve these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality" (1 Timothy 5:21)

"The aged women likewise, that they be ... teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women" (Titus 2:3-5)

"Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. ... lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. ... But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy" (James 3:13-18)

"Let none of you suffer as a ... thief, ... or 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)




Elizabeth McDonald