A Reader Writes:
amount of fallacies propounded by the supporters of this idea is astounding… and that includes the author of this site.Â She apparently thinks that only fatal abductions are a risk to be worried about, and also stacks a number from just one source against the entire population of the U.S.Â It’s essentially a lie.
â€œThe idea will not catch on in a big way, of course.Â But even so, it is just a matter of time before someone who has posted on this very page has a child suffer an injury or abuse, which could have been prevented with proper parental supervision.
â€œWhoever you are, you will deserve it.â€
Thatâ€™s the spirit! Sow fear and nurture blame. Think up NO new ways to help make children competent, confident AND safe.
Assume that any time a child is hurt it is because of parental inadequacy — and that WITH â€œproper supervisionâ€ nothing bad ever happens.
Assume, too, that any parents who grant their child a modicum of freedom cares not one whit for their safety.
And while weâ€™re at it, hope really hard that a child gets hurt, because that will teach his or her horrible parents a lesson.
And for the record, my source for statistics showing the crime rate has been dropping since 1993 happens to be the U.S. Dept. of Justice. Yes, a single source. But also the one nationally relied upon. — Lenore