To the editor:
When in the course of human events social engineers become suspect that some behavioral change they promoted or enacted affecting the public welfare will be challenged, they adapt a philanthropic tyranny for their invention.
The most heinous case in recent history was the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. Justice Harry Blackmun knew that he and the six other consenting jurists were playing footloose and fancy free with the Constitution, citing women's right to choose hidden somewhere in the Fourth Amendment privacy clause. He smiled when he admitted such.
Today, Roe advocates still cling to the mantra of "it's a blob of cells, it's my body and reproductive rights" despite recent volumes of studies revealing that that mass of cells in the womb is indeed a child.
An equally nefarious mandate imposed during the '70s upon stay-at-home moms, who were forced to work to make ends meet, or to keep up with the Joneses by adding a nursery for a second child in a three-bedroom house, was the "quality time is better than quantity time" insanity.
There is not a child who would not prefer mom, or dad, at home after school, and in the morning. Yet elitists, who are smarter than we are, claim that spending 15 minutes with children every night, reading them a story, and then planting a kiss on the forehead is equal to being there.
Kids can see through that. It is not improbable that after a while that youngsters begin to wonder whom that person is who comes into their bedroom at night.
Equally reprehensible is early childhood education. Kindergarten is bad enough, but education experts increasingly see the need to get to kids earlier in life, to condition them to group think, make them responsive to orders and discipline, and to make them behave in predictable patterns of behavior in order to maintain control, thereby stifling creativity, clear thinking, and individual resourcefulness.
This is a good thing for society, progressives shout, for it makes for a truly egalitarian community which benefits everyone. Unfortunately, what it does is keep citizens robotically subdued and under the control of experts who become wealthy in the process, some who become politicians for the purpose of managing society through entitlements in order to garner enough votes to stay in power.
Chief executives covet power as well; none more so than this present administration that reveres unconstitutional executive orders. Sadly for those of us who worship individual liberty, the nanny state will continue for many years when dependents vote for Hillary and her village.
Wayne C. Beaver