Interestin article about child welfare services in NY. I'm torn between agreeing that taking these children out of this kind of a home is the best thing and disagreeing that the government should have this kind of power.
Might have been interesting, but I simply cannot support the New York Times by giving it a hit on its website.
The government should not have this kind of power. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. People with questionable morals put themselves in positions of power to rule over the less fortunate/educated in society.
With today's climate of "questionable mores" which includes aberrant sexual behaviors on the part of State/County/Local officials who are mandated to "protect" children from abuse, neglect and exploitation, it is just as often this "official" person who is abusing the very children the community thinks he is protecting.
Child Welfare came about after the A.S.P.C.A. and it was ASPCA laws which were used in the first legal battle to protect a child. Unfortunately too many people still consider children as "possessions" and that they have the 'right' to do with their 'possession' whatever they want.
What we see today is the result of the moral decline of the USA since the 60's.
posted on 07/23/2006 8:04:00 PM PDT
(In Memory of Crockett Nicolas, hit and run in the prime of his Cocker Spaniel life, 9/3/05.)
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