A Reader Writes:
“The amount of fallacies propounded by the supporters of this idea is astounding… and that includes the author of this site. 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. It’s essentially a lie.
“The idea will not catch on in a big way, of course. 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.
“Whoever you are, you will deserve it.”
That’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 “proper supervision” 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 we’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