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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Naw...They Ain't Takin' Away Any of My Liberties

That they aren't taking away your liberties may be be true in this case...if you don't have kids. By the people that brought you public education that moves kids along that are functionally illiterate, have no knowledge of history, or much else, we get "Home Visitation Programs for Families with Young Children and Families Expecting Children", section 440 of the Obamacare bill.

This would mandate a “well-trained and competent staff”, from the state (of course working for the STATE) to "…provide parents with knowledge of age-appropriate child development in cognitive, language, social, emotional, and motor domains…modeling, consulting, and coaching on parenting practices; [and] skills to interact with their child…".

Of course it's voluntary. I bet you can name at least a couple government programs that started out voluntary, and now you pretty much have to comply or pay a fine...even maybe go to jail.

Are you ready for government agents coming into your house to make sure you are abiding by State defined parenting practices? That they will do this is stipulted in the bill.

First they came for the...then they came for the...and by the time they got to me...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Go here, start on page 838:

1. Section 440 is a program with “voluntary visits.” Don’t want help? Don’t ask.

2. States provide the services, not the federal government. States contract with private groups to provides the services.

3. Only states that want to set the programs up can have money for the programs. If you think parents always get it right in your state, tell the legislature not to help parents.

4. The program is intended to help communities with high rates of child abuse. I gather you favor abuse of children, yes? So you don’t want these services? (You didn’t know that, I’m sure — you should have read the bill.)

5. Grants are intended to help states who have been struggling to get child abuse prevention programs up and running in underserved communities. Surely there is no need for more money to fight child abuse in your state, so you can just refuse to apply for the grants.

So, the program is voluntary, not mandatory. The program is aimed at communities with high rates of child abuse, and fewer services available to prevent them.

Show me someone who thinks that’s bad, and I’ll show you someone who doesn’t know what the bill is about, or someone who is genuinely evil. Preventing child abuse is a high duty of our communities. This bill helps? Great.