First I want to explain that my post yesterday, “It Takes a Village” was meant as a dire warning as to what might happen if big government gets more control over family life. It is insane what some people have to go through if an “anonymous” person turns you in to the Child Welfare system. Sometimes this can happen through a deliberate attempt to cause trouble; other times a person might be legitimately concerned but does not want to actually “be involved.” One such circumstance might be that a child tells someone that “momma makes me take medicine.” That turned to Welfare can become a $50,000 nightmare!
Such a statement as that makes me consider what is most reasonable, a mother determined to overdose her child or possible a mother who insists the child continue taking medicine for ten days just like the doctor said. The child thinks he can stop when his tummy or throat quits hurting.
Like it or not this demands lawyers who demand money, more money, more money, then add psychologists who demand money, more money, more money then add counselors who demand more money, then add guardian ad litems who demand money, more money, more money. Then there is gas and car. On call to go see “whoever” at the drop of a hat. Of course it might be schedules for next week that just means slowing down the time to get the child back. It is viscous!
And another thing this is more apt to be happening to a middle class or lower middle class family who has some resources (or has family who has resources) than to the poverty stricken and addiction driven families who the system knows cannot come up with money. Therefore the children in those continue to be hammered!
Well that was first, but I’m making it last also. Too wound up.
Another case in point is that I see some private school has been ordered to be closed because of covid. It’s a private school! Parents do not have to send the kids if they don’t want to. And very few will choose to do so if they think the school is unsafe.
You would think government would value keeping kids in school since some of them pay as much as $30,000 per pupil when they are at school! No educational loss to the child is too much when it serves the purpose of pulling down President Trump! Let the kids suffer!
I started with the title “Let’s Chat.” That did not seem to go with this post so I amended to say “Let Me Rant.” 😀