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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"

"From birth till death it is now the privilege of the parental State to take major decisions
 - objective, unemotional, the State weighs up what is best for the child"

"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"

State Schools and Teachers


State Schools and Teachers: Quotations and Comments   |   Withdraw Thy Foot...

The State as Parent: Articles   |   The State as Parent: Quotes and Comments   |   State as Parent: Some Scriptures

See Also:

Political Correctness   |   Education   |   Common Purpose



The State Seizes Yet More Power From Parents - And It Is the Tories Who Are Responsible  (03 March 2019)

"Revolutionaries love to indoctrinate children. You can look up yourself who said these words, 'When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already..." ... But it does not really matter who it was. It is horribly true, and it is what all these meddlers think, and why they are all so keen on getting control of schools and youth movements. This week, they took a great step towards their goal which is the eradication of all that is left of conservative Christian opinion in this country..."

CHILD ABUSE LATEST:  DfE to Sexualise Primary School Children  (27 February 2019)

"With effect from September 2020 primary school children as young as five must be taught about gay [sic] and transgender relationships. And parents' right to withdraw their children from inappropriate sex education is to be further reduced form the same date ... the DfE wants to indoctrinate [children] with adult concepts about homosexuality and gender dysphoria ... teaching primary school children about homosexual relationships and about people changing their sex inevitably sexualised them out of their childhood innocence..."

Reader's comment:  "The best education ended in the 1950's.  Since then there has been the deliberate gradual erosion of real education to be replaced by political re-education./indoctrination camps.  The only sex education that should be taught at schools is about reproduction.  Any teachers who willingly apply this are not teachers but people who have already been brainwashed and indoctrinated by the enemies of all that is good in the world.  Incredible as it may seem to these re-education gulag lunatics most people are capable of making their own way in life and discovering about themselves.  They don't need your cynical and sinister help.  Let alone have it enforced by terror upon the entire population"

From Nanny-State to Mum and Dad: How the State is Increasingly Trying to Bring Up Our Children  (27 December 2018)

"When I was at school, my teachers wouldn't have dreamt of policing what was in my lunchbox or confiscating an item that had been put in it to eat or drink ... I wholeheartedly object to school over-ruling parents on what ... can or can't be fed to them by their parents. Yet many schools do exactly that ... [parents are] dictated to and their child effectively taught that the school, not mum, knows best..."

Maths and Science Are Not Enough. Now Teachers Have to 'Prevent' Terrorism  (14 October 2015)

"The new priority for teachers is no longer literacy or numeracy, science or foreign languages, history or geography. It is policing toddlers and teens for signs of radicalisation. BBC Radio 4's Today programme managed to catch up with a primary school in Birmingham that has been much praised for its implementation of the 'Prevent Duty' and may become a model for schools across the country. The school concerned has already referred three children to 'the authorities' after they were deemed to have shown 'signs of extremism'..."

The Fundamental Case for Parental Rights  (06 October 2014)

"Do the right and the responsibility to educate children belong primarily to parents, or to the state? And who should win when parents and the state disagree over educational content, methods, and goals?

Raging Shock as 'The Powers That Be' Increasingly Run Out of Control  (02 February 2014)

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions. It was good intentions that saw healthcare professionals raise concerns about the food that some children were being given in their packed lunches. It was good intentions that saw education professionals say they should therefore advise parents what a balanced packed lunch should contain. It was good intentions that then saw education and healthcare professionals untie to dictate what food and drink should be in the child's packed lunch, or else there would be consequences..."

Boy Suspended From School [Because He Had] Mini Cheddars in His Lunchbox  (31 January 2014)

"Mother says, 'They don't have [the] right to tell us what we can feed our son. ... Surely the headteacher has better things to do with his time than search lunchboxes?'. Headteacher Mr Meek said ... 'We are in discussions with [the family] about how we can move it forward' [Note from Bayith: 'forward' ['move forward'] is a very oft-used Marxist slogan]..." 

[Family] Fined for Term-Time Holiday  (15 January 2014)

"A couple who took their children on a week-long holiday during school term time have been ordered by magistrates to pay 1,000 in costs..."

Today, Children, We're Teaching Underage Sex and Debauchery  (04 November 2012)

"If you want to know what a society is really like, you should not judge it by the sort of thing that becomes a scandal. You should judge it by the sort of thing that does not become a scandal..."

Teachers Helped Schoolgirl, 15, Have an Abortion Without Her Parents' Knowledge  (2 June 2012)

"Her mother and father finally learned about the termination when she told them after it had happened. Last night family campaigners said the case showed how parents are increasingly being sidelined by the law..."

Another Stealth Tax? Fines for Unauthorised School Absence  (23 May 2011)

"I took my daughters to a special 'Unstoppable Entrepreneur' Total Immersion event in San Diego USA. ... As I could see the enormous potential for this to virtually catapault my daughters potential for creating a strong and powerful start into their own business, I didn't hesitate..."

Young Children Taught to Inform on Parents in Tampa  (04 November 2009)

"My girlfriend is doing her internship for Elementary Education. And yesterday at the elementary school they had a Puppet Show for the 2nd and 3rd graders, all about abuse. Sexual abuse, physical abuse, parental abuse..."

For more on the subject of school teachers usurping the role of parents (instead of acting in loco parentis) and now being agents of the State, see the section Teachers: The New Parents for the New Age here

See also Political Correctness: Education and Academia 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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