As Shrillary likes to shriek, it takes a village to raise a child. That is to say, it takes a bloated, intrusive, authoritarian federal bureaucracy. But don’t worry, parents — for now Big Government regards you as equal partners in the raising of your children:
The federal government is seeking to create a new bureaucracy that would intervene in family life and could even see state-appointed monitors conduct routine home visits to assess a child’s well-being.
The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published a draft document which outlines a plan that will treat families as “equal partners” in the raising of children, opening the door for government intrusion at all levels.
The paper describes how government employees will intervene to provide, “monitoring goals for the children at home and the classroom,” and that if parents are failing to meet the standards set, “evidence-based parenting interventions” will be made to, “ensure that children’s social-emotional and behavioral needs are met.”
The document reveals how the state will help oversee, “constant monitoring and communication regarding children’s social-emotional and behavioral health.”
No doubt this will also apply to ideological health, so advise Junior not to express any skepticism regarding the global warming hoax, the iniquity of white people, the peacefulness of Islam, etc. in front of authorities or he could end up an orphan.
The assault on the family is also taking place through language:
The document also extends the understanding of the word “family,” to include, “all the people who play a role in the child’s life,” a definition that could include not only teachers but government monitors.
Be sure to update your copy of the Newspeak dictionary accordingly.
Remember comrades, children do not belong to their parents, but to the “community,” i.e., the State. Take it from MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry:
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