Hi all, the Deputy here for one more post. Lenore will be back on Monday.
We’ve talked a lot about the United Kingdom and their, well, obsession with rooting out pedophiles, or as they write, paeodophiles. I think they finally, yes finally, have this problem really and truly licked. Tim Black of Spiked-Online reports that the “UK Home Office’s sex offender scheme is set to go nationwide.” His article is excellent and brings up a number of thoughtful points. Here is the link: spiked-online
And just to clarify, yes, this government plan is referred to as a “scheme”! Perfect! Here’s a quote from the UK Home Office: “Under the terms of the scheme a parent, carer or guardian or another interested party, can request that an individual who has access to their child or children is checked to see whether they have a record of committing child sexual offences.”
I think a better name for this “initiative” might be the “Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen To Our Nation’s Children As Long As We Consistently Encourage Distrust Of Everyone Around Us Scheme”. What do you think?