Children of the State

With respect to Children of the State:

“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”

— Lenin

“[The State] must set race in the center of all life. It must take care to keep it pure. It must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. It must  see to it that only the healthy beget children….”

— Hitler, in Mein Kampf

“President Obama is committed to helping states develop seamless, comprehensive, and coordinated ‘Zero to Five’ systems to improve developmental outcomes and early learning for all children….it will be the goal of this Administration to ensure that every child has access to a complete and competitive education — from the day they are born to the day they begin a career.”

— (Fact Sheet: Expanding the Promise of Education in America, Mar 10, 2009
see also: Remarks of President Barack Obama –
As Prepared for Delivery Address to Joint Session of Congress,
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009)

“First they came for the fathers, then for the mothers, and now for both parents in intact families.  In the end all children will be in the care, custody and control of the State.”

— Walter H. Schneider
Children of the State
by Joseph A. D’Agostino
Posted 03/03/2008 ET

There is no such thing as other people’s children. — Hillary Clinton

Conservative Americans fancy that socialism has been largely defeated or that its greatest remaining threat lies in taxation and spending. They forget that the dream of leftist revolutionaries for centuries has been not only to equalize wealth and social status, but to eliminate all distinctions among the citizens of their ideal republic. All of these revolutionaries from Marx on down have targeted the family for destruction…(Full Story)

That article in Human Events contains an excellent and important review of Stephen Baskerville’s book, Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family.

Note: Hillary Clinton’s aphorism for the concept of state-ownership and control of children is fairly recent and not all that well known.  Its historical form, used by communists for more than a century to promote totalitarian state-control of society, is familiar to far more people and is a long-standing staple of feminist dialectics: “There are no illegitimate children.”

That means that all children, regardless of the marital status of their parents but especially those children who are full orphans or — primarily on account of  divorce or separation of their parents — semi-orphans, are the full responsibility not of their parents (except for the paying) but of the state and of all of society.

It is only a short step from that to the claim by many social reformers that any conceivable grouping of people constitutes a family, in the words of the former German family minister, Ulla Schmidt, the then new SPD-health-minister in Berlin: “Family is, if all eat out of the same refrigerator.”

Stephen Baskerville explores the concept of state-ownership and control of children in one of his articles: “Hillary and the Politics of Children” (Human Events, 2007 01 24)

For any child, even for children of the state, is the government a better parent?

Surely, if “all men batter” their wives, and mothers are not capable to provide good care for their children all by themselves, the Government can do a better job of providing loving care for our children. Well, think again!

When children wind up in the care of the government, nothing much in the way of a good outcome can be expected.

  • Foster children were 10 times more likely to be abused than children in the general public.

[1986 and 1990 survey conducted by the National Foster Care Education Project]

  • Children in the “care” of the government are more than 150 times more likely to become incarcerated than other children.

[Based on information provided by By Timothy W. Maier in an articleHORRORS OF THE NON-HOME, Insight Magazine (date and page not known) posted on the Internet 1997 12 06, and on U.S. population statistics from the Bureau of the Census.
[Update 1998 10 18: The U.K. Secretary of Health, Frank Dobson, reports similar calamities in Britain]
[Update 2001 09 01: The 2000 – 2001 Annual Report by the Alberta Children’s Advocate  (PDF file, 913 kB), by Bob Rechner, MSW, RSW, is a scathing condemnation of the Alberta foster care system.]


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