When the government decides what you can think

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    Girl told police her parents praised Hitler for killing 'lots of people'
    Should the court determine that teaching your child to be a bigot is child abuse?
     
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    No. As repugnant as I think this is, I have to remember that there are people out there who find my thoughts and beliefs just as repugnant, and if I support declaring beliefs with which I don't agree child abuse, then I open the door to others declaring mine child abuse.

    Voltaire is credited with the quote, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it", and I have to agree, much as the things I disagree with sometimes make me want to vomit.
     
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    We are headed down this same road and many on this board do not mind.

    One need only remember the child seizures in Texas and the outright glee members of this board had that Texas violated their laws in order to illegally seize over 450 "children" 30 plus of which were adult women.
     
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    Gotta agree with Cecilie on this.
     
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    I wonder if parens patriae will apply in this case? Lawyers? Can I get some pro bono publico advice please? :eusa_eh:
     
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    I don't think the courts have anything to say about it. Parents are the ones God placed in the position of authority over their own children. While I believe what they are teaching is wrong, they do have a right to teach it, unless they are teaching that the children should kill such people as they believe to be evil or of an ethnic group they don't like.

    The courts need to butt out of a large percentage of the intrusion they are doing. I also believe organizations like the ACLU need to butt out of such things as well.
     

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