Oct 29 2009
When conservative people question the creeping invasion of Big Brother Government into our lives telling us what to do you usually get some moderate Democrats wondering what is all the fuss about. They pull out some harmless or good examples of government as if government could do no harm. After all, the place is run by a bunch of Robin Hoods – right?
Well, today we have the perfect example of Big Brother Government run amok. Even when I read it I thought it had to be a joke it was so horrific:
Parents are being banned from playing with their children in council recreation areas because they have not been vetted by police.
Mothers and fathers are being forced to watch their children from outside perimeter fences because of fears they could be paedophiles.
I see that the concept of ‘innocent until proven guilty‘ has disappeared in the UK. There is a bad apple in every group – parents included. But the odds are infinitesimal that a parent playing with their children are also stalking other children. So this smacks of using the possibility of a crime to control people and pull children away from the families:
Children as young as five will instead be supervised by council ‘play rangers’ who have been cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau.
Councillors insist they are merely following Government regulations and cannot allow adults to walk around playgrounds ‘unchecked’.
“Councillors” would appear to have no authority to ‘check’ anyone, or order the investigation of anyone. Think of how this argument could be used to curtail the rights of any human being on any matter, just using the excuse that a person has not been vetted by the government to show they will not do something wrong. How could you prove that?
LJStrata brought up an excellent point. These Big Brother Government control freaks are worried about the presence of parents with their kids at play outside. Yet inside our homes we are bombarded by ‘entertainment’ that is violent, full of bizarre sexual innuendo as if sex is all there is in life and promotes the idea parents are a bunch of bumbling idiots (e.g., The Simpsons). If there is an incubator for pedophiles it exists in the crude under belly of our society, which is defended to the death by liberals yacking about free speech.
Big Brother Government is a danger to humanity’s freedoms, as this insane news story illustrates clearly.