The Political Use and Abuse of Childrenby Wendy McElroy
Dec. 12, 2012
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2.'15-Yr-Old Boy' Who Killed Swedish Social Worker Is Actually Somali-Born Adult
3.Caught On Camera: Preacher Cited by Officer Because It's "Illegal to Offend People"
4.Man Says He Was Fired After Pulling Gun in Gun-Free Zone to Save Woman's Life
5.VIDEO: Australian Feminist Politician Gets Told Off After Accusing Opponent Of 'Mansplaining'
6.Ticketing For Profit So Rampant, State Lawmakers Forced to Take Action -- Cops Are Furious
7.Ted Nugent Replies 'Eat Me' to Critics of 'Anti-Semitic' Gun Control Post
8.'Bagged For Life': Comedy Video Mocks UK Bag Tax
On December 7, President Obama signed the Child Protection Act of 2012. The act continues a political trend that harms children psychologically and endangers them physically -- namely, the trend of fearmongering about child abuse.
Certainly, child abuse exists, but more than enough laws already exist to address the issue in all its manifestations. More than enough cameras and law-enforcement officers monitor the streets and the school system. Caution has become paranoia. And paranoia makes the state expand.