Please Protect Us from Those Evil Babysitters . . .

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Please Protect Us from Those Evil Babysitters . . .

I sure am glad that we've got governmental agencies to protect us from those evil babysitters . . .

State to mom: Stop baby-sitting neighbors' kids

The moral of the story:  Rely only on the government when you are in need . . . We'll have none of this neighborly charity stuff . . . .

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Re: Please Protect Us from Those Evil Babysitters . . .

And as Mr. Aldous Huxley put it so well.....

"There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution."

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Re: Please Protect Us from Those Evil Babysitters . . .

No need to be too fearful. This happens all the time in state law. The challange will make the law less vauge. The woman was not even charged with a crime.

This is not a problem of government, it is a problem of a government run by law.

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Re: Please Protect Us from Those Evil Babysitters . . .

This is not a problem of government, it is a problem of a government run by law.

Please enlighten us with your "government run by law" alternative.

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Re: Please Protect Us from Those Evil Babysitters . . .
John99 wrote:

And as Mr. Aldous Huxley put it so well.....

"There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution."

Prozac anyone?  There was a report released a couple of years ago noting neurological changes in fish secondary to all the Prozac going into the water system from treated sewage water.  It is truly unbelievable how overmedicated our population is and how willing they are to pop a pill for anything that ails them.  Then there is the endogenous opiate release from indulgence in the opiates of the (m)asses, the MSM more so than religion, IMHO.  I think old Aldous had something there.  Good old common sense is far from common anymore.

 

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Re: Please Protect Us from Those Evil Babysitters . . .

It should be noted that the director of the state department of human services in this case readily admitted that the law needs to be changed, and indicated that they are attempting to do so.

If this case indicates anything, it indicates the fidelity of the government agency to the law, as they should be.  The fault lies with the legislature which accidentally passed a law without writing in an appropriate exception.

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Granholm spokeswoman Liz Boyd said the agency was following standard procedure in its response. "But we feel this (law) really gets in the way of common sense," Boyd said. "We want to protect kids, but the law needs to be reasonable," she said. "When the governor learned of this, she acted quickly and called the director personally to ask him to intervene.

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