ROMNEY WORDSWORTH – In 1932, British writer Aldous Huxley published the seminal novel of a dark future, Brave New World, a terrifying vision of a future where a one world, all powerful State controls all human procreation, children are raised by the State without ever knowing who their parents were, and there are NO families. The subjects of the State are indoctrinated to change sex partners often, and develop no lasting relationships with each other. In this nightmare world, the hook-up culture of today was predicted, and there are literally no relationships that exist other than the one between the individual and the State.
We’ve all been well aware that the family and marriage as institutions have been in the cross hairs of the Authoritarian Left, and have been under constant attack in the ongoing Culture Wars. Now the Left will use the power of the Federal government to usurp the parenting of children, and stand between child and mother & father.
Enter the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) which have teamed up to publish a draft document that outlines a plan that will treat families as “equal partners” (read: “junior subordinates”) in the raising of children, opening the door for government intrusion on parenting choices at all levels.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THOUGHT THE BEST THING FOR ELIAN GONZALES “WELL BEING” WAS TO SHIP HIM BACK TO COMMUNIST CUBA
Under the proposal, a new Federal Bureaucracy will be created with the mission of assigning “monitors” who will regularly perform home visits to assess a child’s “well being”, as defined by government bureaucrats. This mimics a similar proposal that was passed by Scotland a few years ago. It is ostensibly being done in Scotland to curb “radicalism” in migrant (read: Muslim) communities. As we have seen, however, the Socialists in Europe are obsequious in deferring to Muslim sensitivities while they gleefully criminalize Christianity. We should expect the same from our Socialist elites in America.
The government proposal describes how government employees will intervene to provide, “monitoring goals for the children at home and the classroom,” and that if parents are failing to meet the standards set, “evidence-based parenting interventions” will be made to, “ensure that children’s social-emotional and behavioral needs are met.”
In effect, every child will bring the equivalent of a Child Protective Services prosecution to every parent. Every child will be raised according to the morality pushed by the Hard Left: Embrace of the LGBTQ Agenda, the muddling of sexual identity in young children, and the embrace of secular humanism over religion. It’s not hard to see where this will go: The government monitors will encourage and introduce ideas about homosexuality to young children, and if parents object, the State will take their children away. Home Schooling will be deemed to be inadequate to meet the State goals for children’s “social-emotional” and “behavioral” needs. Teaching your children about guns, or how to use them, will be forbidden. When your child says they don’t want to get up on Sunday and go to Church with you, a Government Monitor will only be a phone call away to side with your child, and render you powerless to raise them in your chosen faith. The Government Monitor will “helpfully” dictate what you feed your child, and maybe even require you to feed them a vegetarian diet. Whatever is in vogue on the Left will become Iron Law in the raising of your child at home. Far from being an “equal partner”, you will find that it is the Government Monitor who holds all the cards, and who will brook no dissent. This includes objecting to seeing your child shot up with vaccines containing mercury that will cause brain damage. Dissent will be punished by the State taking your children away. Parental authority will be totally annexed by the State, as fast as a sand castle is washed away by a high tide.
Citing “research,” the government proposal claims that “the institutions where children learn cannot ignore family wellness if they want to … fulfill their mission to prepare children for school and academic success.” In other words, every aspect of family life is now fair game under the pretext of checking “family wellness.”
At the same time, the Federal government is pushing for a task force to oversee a program under which pediatricians and doctors would, “screen all students over 12 years old regularly for depression and issue prescriptions or treatment as necessary.” The program would increase the likelihood of teenagers being given dangerous antidepressant drugs such as Prozac and Lexapro. Huxley’s Brave New World also predicted a society that was controlled by constant application of narcotics to stunt intellect and initiative by individuals.
I know that many of you are thinking that such a preposterous power grab could never be allowed or sanctioned under the U.S. Constitution. I know you’re thinking that this proposal is so far beyond the pale of any enumerated power given to the Federal government under any normal understanding of our constitutional framework. But isn’t it a curious coincidence that Justice Antonin Scalia has suddenly died, and the Authoritarian Left is poised to create a solid 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court? Just as the Constitution says nothing about the Federal government completely controlling your healthcare, who will be surprised if a new court invents a new government power to annex control of how your children are parented and raised?
Brave New World wasn’t a cautionary nightmare tale to the Authoritarian Left. It was a road map.