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Article posted Dec 12 2012, 4:45 AM Category: Commentary Source: Wendy McElroy Print

The Political Use and Abuse of Children

by Wendy McElroy

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.

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