242 years ago American colonists declared independence from England, in the name of personal liberty.
What would it take for Americans to once again declare independence from an oppressive government?
For the colonists, it was excessive taxation without representation. It was also that English soldiers were quartered in their homes, as an occupying army. The English attempted to disarm them and shot into a crowd killing five in the lead up to the American Revolution.
Well, entire volumes could be written about the abuses Americans suffer at the hands of the government today.
But one especially egregious violation of rights is the state kidnapping children without due process.
No, I am not talking about immigrant children at the border.
(That is another whole topic, though I will weigh in briefly to say every human being who sets foot on American soil should have the right to due process and the rights of the accused.)
I am talking about Child Protective Services.
Has there ever been a more justifiable cause for revolution, than the state kidnapping your children?
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Growing Abuse of Parents’ Rights
When a serious crime is committed against a child by his or her parents, of course it is right to remove that parent’s access to the child. The way society is currently organized, that responsibility falls to the government.
But in the United States, you are innocent until proven guilty. If you have committed a crime, you are afforded due process.
If the crime is serious enough, yes, you can be held in prison pending trial. Obviously, this removes your access to the victim. But accused criminals still have rights. Due process means going through various…