by Diane Robertson
There’s an alarming new agenda showing up in liberal circles. It’s coming under two separate guises: women’s rights and children’s rights. Both have the same goal to remove childcare from the parents and give it to the government.
I first noticed this in December when California SB18 was introduced. This bill will give childcare and decisions about how to care for children to the government. The bill says it would establish “standards relating to the health, safety, well-being, early childhood and educational opportunities, and familial supports.” These standards would be decided by a group of 6 people and enforced through home visits. It’s a huge invasion of the home and privacy.
When I wrote about this in December, I mentioned that, “the likely purpose is to regulate religious teachings, mandate vaccinations according to a strict cdc schedule, outlaw homeschool, regulate private schools to function more like public schools, make guns illegal in homes of minors, mandate after school activities, and mandate pre-school. It may even mandate how many siblings can share a bedroom. It could even force gender reassignment and psychotropic drugs on minors.”
I was surprised to see a similar theme a few months later while reading over the FAQ section of the Day Without a Woman. Again, there was a push to remove child care and decision making from the home and give it to the government. This time, it came in the form of women working outside the home. They said, “Nations and industries that support and invest in caregiving and basic workplace protections—including benefits like paid family leave, access to affordable childcare, sick days, healthcare, fair pay, vacation time, and healthy work environments—have shown growth and increased capacity.” This infers that children are a burden to mothers, keeping them out of the workforce. Their solution is to have the government pay for child care. This could come in the form of mandated pre-school or free daycare, again removing the care of children from parents and giving it to the government.
Most recently, at the United Nations in New York City, this agenda again resurfaced. CSW’s priority theme is “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”. From this theme, UFI UN volunteers have reported that there has been a push to define motherhood and children as burdensome to women. The reason, they affirm, is that it keeps women out of the workforce. The solution again is to give the care of children to the government.
Whatever the reasons given for this push, the agenda to replace parental influence on their children is truly frightening. The family is the backbone of society. Parents pass down beliefs about religion, government, health, and freedom to their children. Keeping childcare and education out of the hands of parents has historically been done by dictators to assure their reign and consolidate their ideas in the minds of the people. Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Russian Communist Party, leader of the Bolshevik Revolution and architect and first head of the Soviet state, boldly declared, “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”