A California group has announced that it intends to become an “AARP for kids.” I don’t think that means getting children discounts at Denny’s. The goal will be to lobby for children’s rights.
I don’t know the ideology of this particular organization. Will they lobby for children’s right to be brought up by their mother and their father? Or will they lobby for children’s rights over and against their parents’ rights? Will they lobby against abortion and other kinds of infanticide? Somehow I don’t think so.
But I predict that the next battle line in the war against the family will be liberating children from the authority of their parents. Watch for anti-spanking laws (which other Western countries already have) and the rhetoric that will go with them to demonize anyone who dares to disagree with them. (“What? You want it to be legal to hit children?”) [Read more...]