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February 21, 2014

NYC Politician Proposes Mandatory Parenting Classes for Parents; If Parents Don't Attend, Kids Won't Graduate from the 6th to the 7th Grade

So here's the algorithm.

1. Identify some problem. In this case, sure, it's true that some parents are genuine dumbasses and are close to legally unfit to raise a child (though not actually legally unfit).

2. Propose state action and state compulsion for all to take care of this problem.

They run this algorithm for each and every "problem" they see in society. And Step 2 is always the same: We need a law; we need compulsion; we need to empower the State over citizens.

As Vonnegut said of each death in Slaughter House Five, so we too can say of each freedom newly dead: And so it goes.

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