By: Lloyd Burt. Oregon snatches two children because of parents IQ. Welcome to Progressive America. “The next civil rights battle will be the sanctity of parents to rear children without interference from the state.”
Two earth shattering child welfare cases have been in the news lately. Charley Gard, an infant with a rare genetic disorder removed from life support under court order; and Amy Fabbrini, a mentally challenged woman that had both of her children removed by Child Protective Services in Oregon with no evidence of neglect or abuse.
In each of these cases, an central planner determined that they knew what was best for the children more than the parents. The truly ugly side of this is that these governmental decisions were based in an evil Progressive ideology known as eugenics.
Eugenics has its roots here in the United States. With the advent of Darwin, elites in government and academia began to believe that people could be managed much like livestock. One of the first and most notable Progressives, Teddy Roosevelt, wrote in a 1913 letter to Charles Davenport: “Society has no business in permitting degenerates to reproduce their own kind.” Born in the United States, Eugenics was then exported to Germany and ultimately bloomed into the holocaust.
As our society moves toward a socialized medicine model every citizen should be concerned about the continued intrusion of the state into our homes and families. Amy Fabbrini lost her children despite glowing reports from caseworker visitations. The reason? She has an IQ of 70 and the father of the children also suffers from mentally deficiency. Amy is an adult. She mentally competent enough to enter into a contract. She does not require a guardian. If the state is able to use IQ as a criteria to remove a child from a home…what will the criteria be next year? Income? Too many children? Religion? Politically incorrect views of the world?
The next civil rights battle will be the sanctity of parents to rear children without interference from the state. As more parents choose to home school, there is a growing outcry from the education establishment against it. The government is increasingly using schools to indoctrinate, rather than educate, children. After many years of beating back the advance, many elites in government and academia are again calling for the state to have an increased role in the upbringing of children. That the cold and calculating heart of Progressivism. The belief that only a few gifted people have the ability to choose for the population. Woodrow Wilson stated ”The purpose of education is to make a man as unlike his father as possible”.
When the family no longer is the cornerstone upon which society is built…and government takes that place in society…all good traits of humans will disappear. Charity and love will be displaced by envy and greed, as happens in all societies where the collective is valued over the individual.