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The State as Parent
State Intrusion into the Sanctity and Privacy of the Family

"We must remove the children from the crude influence of their families.
We must take them over and, to speak frankly, nationalize them

"[T]he most vulnerable children in our society ... are in our care; we, the state, are their parents"

"The first thing that a totalitarian regime tries to do is to get at the children,
to distance them from the subversive, varied influences of their families,
and indoctrinate them in their rulers' view of the world"

"Above all things, the child needs protecting from the state"

Named Persons Scheme


Scotland's Named Persons Scheme: Quotes and Comments  |  The Collective  |  Withdraw Thy Foot...  |  The State as Parent Articles

State as Parent: Quotations and Comments   |   State as Parent: Some Scriptures

See Also:

Political Correctness    |    Education   |   Common Purpose



Articles and Videos

Leave Families Alone, Mammy Sturgeon  (20 November 2018)

"In Scotland, 14 out of every 1,000 children are looked after [sic] by local authorities, with the majority coming from the most deprived areas. This is more than double the proportion looked after [sic] in England, which stands at 6 in every 1,000 children. Scottish social workers, more than others in the UK, have a massive challenge on their hands. So what is the Scottish Government proposing to alleviate some of the pressure?..."

The Wellbeing Octopus  (24 May 2018)

"What do you do when you have an unpopular piece of intrusive legislation to sell? If you are the Church of Scotland you rush to support the SNP government by going full bizarro. Meet Calamari SHANARRI, the well-being octopus. ... This is in support of the Scottish government's Getting It Right For Each Child (GIRFEC) initiative, which includes the controversial Named Person scheme ... Inside the velvet progressive glove nestles a steel fist..."

No Business of the State  (23 January 2017)

"Amongst the corruption and halfheartedness that characterises much of the modern Anglo-Saxon establishment there remains what Albert Jay Nock called 'the substratum of right thinking and well doing'. This manifests itself in the most unexpected areas; in this case family law. The recent and momentous victory by the No To Named Person campaign (No2NP) at the UK Supreme Court contains several particularly memorable examples..."

Supreme Court Blocks SNP's Controversial 'Named Person' Scheme  (28 July 2016)

"The Scottish Government has suffered a humiliating defeat in the UK's highest court after its controversial 'state guardian' scheme was ruled unlawful ... It is the first time the court has prevented a major piece of legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament from coming into force and the ruling is a serious blow for Nicola Sturgeon. Critics claim the plan is a snooper's charter that would allow the named person - usually a head teacher or health visitor - to interfere in family life..."

YOUTUBE:  Scotland's Agenda to Control the Family  (24 April 2016)

"Scotland is turning into the North Korea of Europe."

What Can Happen When a Named Person Reports on Your Children  (02 / 03 April 2016)

"The Named Person scheme is to be rolled out across Scotland in August but one father's experience of the pilot rings alarm bells for its many opponents. The handwritten note on an official form read: 'Mr Smith feels it is impossible to stop his youngest son from sucking his thumb as he needs it for comfort. Did not appear to take advice on board fully.'  The words, written by the two-year-old thumbsucker's Named Person..."

Police Scotland Criticise SNP Named Persons Plans  (01 / 02 July 2015)

"Critics have said the plan 'gives monitoring power to the state' and would severely damage the level of trust between parents, teachers and health workers. Police Scotland warned that such a 'significant change for all authorities including Police Scotland' could make it harder to identify at risk children..."

Lawyers Warn Against 'Big Brother' Plans to Give Every Scottish Child a State Guardian  (01 August 2013)

"The individual, who would most likely be a social worker or head teacher, would have the legal right to ensure the child is raised in a government-approved manner and report any issues about their upbringing to the authorities..."

Scotland: Every Child to Have 'State Guardian' From Birth  (27 May 2013)

"Every child in Scotland is to be assigned a 'state minder' from birth under draconian new proposals that would enable the government to spy on families under the justification of preventing 'child abuse'..."

Now It's a Social Worker for Every Child - in Scotland  (25 May 2013)

"For anyone familiar with how our 'child protection' system too often works in practice, rather loud alarm bells might be rung by a Bill currently going through the Scottish Parliament that takes the state's intervention in family life to a startling new level. Under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill, every child from birth will be given a 'named person', charged with keeping an eye on the child's interests until it reaches adulthood..."

Care Plan Sees Dystopian Future Arriving Early  (08 May 2013)

"About ten years ago, a bit bored with my attempts to change the world, I decided to write a dystopian science fiction novel. The conceit of this never-to-be-written book was the complete collapse of privacy illustrated by the 'supporters' that everyone was given when they had a child. In this futuristic hell, as soon as a woman gave birth, a support worker would come and live in her house..."



"And he that stealeth [a child], and selleth him..."
(Exodus 21:16)

"The words of a talebearer are as wounds,
and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly"
(Proverbs 18:8)

"Every fool will be meddling ... Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house:
lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee"
(Proverbs 20:3b; 25:17)

"Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him"
(Proverbs 26:12)

"Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees,
and that write grievousness which they have prescribed"
(Isaiah 10:1-3)

"Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds!
when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand. ...
So they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage"
(Micah 2:1-2)

"It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea,
than that he should offend one of these little ones"
(Luke 17:1-2)

"Let none of you suffer ... as a busybody in other men's matters"
(1 Peter 4:15)


"Never, anywhere in the Holy Bible will you find God giving civil government
any authority to rear or direct the rearing of children ...
God told parents, not the government, to 'train up' their children."
(Laura Rogers, Societal Structures vs. Restructuring, as quoted in Berit Kjos, Brave New Schools, p185)



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