An Argument for the Second Amendment
Sometimes news out of Europe suggests the possibility that another revolution may be coming, such as this story from England:
On Monday afternoon, the mother gave birth to a girl by Caesarean section.
And 28 hours later, social workers arrived at the maternity ward to take the baby into care, after serving child protection papers on the patents.
Yesterday morning, a meeting of the Children’s Panel of Dundee Council decided the three youngsters still living at home should also go into care.
They are expected to be removed from the family home before the end of the week.
The family called “social services” over one child’s developmental problems, and the government turned around and imposed weight limits and exercise regimes. (A picture of the family shows them to be heavy, but hardly unbelievably so.)
As Mark Steyn notes, the children are being take based on social worker “fears” of what their future “might” entail, and measuring parents on a literal scale is not many steps removed from assessing them on other grounds. Unhealthy can be a state of mind, and if the government controls healthcare, and if (through the efforts of Congressman Patrick Kennedy) it defines and covers emotional and intellectual well being, bureaucrats and social workers might not see much difference between being overweight and being, say, religious.
I’ll tell you this: Any social workers who come to take my children away had better come armed, and everybody who approved the decision on up the chain of command had better lock their doors. If this is the government’s wing under which our society is preparing to nestle, it would be an act of patriotism — of moral imperative — to cut it off.