Normally they are called parents. What is government trying to do?
This is creepy and insulting. How is a social worker supposedly going to be better or more concerned over a child than its parents?
This is implying that most families are abusive and that all children need to be shielded from their parents.
Not to mention, it’s a lovely way to raise a generation to think with uniform values...
Replacing God’s two “named persons” with ______ .
Will they have gov't funded imamns to watch over the kiddies?
Scotland? “FREEDOM!” - ya, right....
This is a Bill, it isnt law yet. There is still time to defeat the Bill or at least remove its most unwanted parts.
Scottish MSP’s are already uneasy about it, and there is growing media/public disquiet.
“Guardian angel”? “Handler”? “Custodian”? “Ball and Chain”?
“MSPs from Holyrood’s Public Petitions Committee pressed Children’s Minister Aileen Campbell on how such a measure would work in practice.”
Forget that the very premise on which this type of legislation is based is anti-God, anti-freedom, and anti-family. These chowder heads (haggis brains?) are asking how it would work! Not, “On what basis do we find this to be anything but abhorrent?” Not, “Isn’t this a parent’s duty?”
Nope! Just a blind acceptance of the misguided, socialist notion that government does everything better than the individual; that government knows what is best for every single person, from the cradle to the grave.
I fear freedom is perched precariously on the precipice of the cesspool that is socialism, all around the world. And, there may not be enough of us to keep it from falling over the edge.
Impossible to disipline a child if they have another adult to manipulate. It amazes me how foolish people who think they are wise are.
nothing like nanny govt trusting people to bear and raise their own young, eh?
Scots, yer govt thinks you are stupid rasist fundie and (pick a pejorative) yobs who need govt supervision to raise yer bairns
Already here surreptitiously, unfolding under Obamacare.
The teacher said it was a wonderful system, since women would be free to work.
And here we are.
Watch pedophilia and child abuse skyrocket....and the govt refuse to punish “named persons”
A pedophiles wet dream....the govt gives you kids....pedos would love to be named persons
This named custodial, non-parental adult will be, at minimum, 20 years old when the *life-long* relationship begins, or even older. At some point, the assigned watchdog will age out of the system, at minimum by the time the *child* is 40. What happens then? And will the *child* eventually become responsible for the elder care of the watchdog?
Or does *life* mean “until the child is considered adult”?
I am old enough to have watched numerous non-related babies grow to adulthood. Many of these have become adults with whom I no longer care to associate. In most cases, this is despite their well-intentioned parents’ best efforts. So, if this proposal becomes law, when does the watchdog’s responsibility end? And is the relationship strictly one-sided? If so, it isn’t a relationship, per se.
It’s already here. In Minnesota I was on unemployment for 2 months, and that was ten years ago. The nannies are still trying to meddle, and I’m in Texas. So this is the direction it goes. Not only when a child is born a permanent government case is generated, but any time you get anything such as unemployment, disability, or maybe so much as a traffic ticket.
Brave New World
parents will be abolished some day