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“Give Me A Child Until He/She Is Seven, And I Will Give You The Man/Woman”


me.jpg2I have always loved every minute that I share with my children and grandchildren, but there is something extra special about the time we share from the time they are born and I get to hold them in my arms for the 1st time until they reach the age of approximately  8 years old.  Perhaps I feel this way because I know that this is a  magical time in their lives when they are learning and absorbing everything around them. I believe that what and who they become as a human being, begins with what and how well they are taught during this time. The rights and wrongs of things, what is to be considered acceptable behavior and non acceptable as well as tolerance for those who are different from them; none of this is given to them instinctively; it must be taught to them and it is our duty as parents to decide what goes into our children’s heads, not some stranger or government official.

How is it then that we as parents who are so careful not to allow our little ones to put something into their mouths that could hurt them like bleach or other toxic chemicals,  make them hold our hands when they cross the street so they do not get hurt by cars, and discourage them from talking to strangers lest they become too trusting and  become easy prey for pedophiles and kidnappers, will allow religious leaders, school teachers, politicians and any other stranger with a degree or government position to fill their head with hate, fear, prejudice, mistrust and all the other toxic trash?

Children have a way of bringing what is really important in life to the fore front without even trying to. Their bight eyed innocence, their joy of life and the fascination with everything around them, not only makes me feel better physically and emotionally, but triggers a protectiveness, a gentleness and a renewed sense of purpose. I think that their innocence and trust in us unconditionally  gets lost as our children grow into adults and rely on our opinions and advice less and less.  That todays parents are willing to give this great joy and this their responsibility and duty up without even a fight, frightens me.

I believe that the ease at which todays parents have relinquished all that is important in the social, spiritual and moral nurturing of their children to authority figures outside of the immediate family is something more scary, more dangerous, more costly and more apt to adversely  influence and negatively impact the future of  Canada,  than:

  1.  What the government of Canada calls the radicalization of  Canadian children by Islamic Jihadi terrorists.
  2. A loss of European culture, language and religion.
  3.  Having a too generous an immigration system.

There is no better person in my opinion in a position than a parent to teach their children about morality vs. immorality, tolerance vs. intolerance, equality vs. inequality, religious freedom vs. non religious freedom, because they are the ones who live those realities in the real world in real-time every day of their lives and not in some revisionist, ideological world.  Yet Canada is about teaching this country’s history a revisionist way. This inability to tell the truth in my opinion renders the government and it representatives and co-conspirators incapable of teaching  morality vs. immorality, tolerance vs. intolerance, equality vs. inequality, religious freedom vs. non religious freedom to our own children, lest the truth be known and the government be made a liar and the very fabric that is professed to make this country so great begin to fray and fall apart.  Perhaps this is why Canada along with the provinces has chosen to make the adding of certain historical facts to  one’s own children’s home education, or any variation to the school curriculum by an honest teacher illegal, punishable by monetary fines or in some cases even  jail time.

Whether or not it is the state who takes it away, or we voluntarily give it up the right to teach our children our values, our choice of religion, language and culture is to prepare our children to live in a police state, devoid of even the most basic of human rights. It is to prepare them to accept that it is the government that knows what is best for them and that the best way to get along is to forget what it is them as individuals and do what is right for  all Canadians  that to be determined by the state to and what your role will be in it

I believe the Jesuits axiom that boasts, “give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man,” but I believe in this day and age that in Canada the boast takes in  all Canadian children, no matter the gender, race or religious affiliation of the child. Believing as I do, I have to ask, what is up Canada? How could we as Canadian parents  give up control of what our children are taught about equality, tolerance of others and all things moral to the government of Canada which continues a long disgraceful history of  racial, religious and cultural intolerance and inequality? How could we have allowed and continue to allow the government of Canada to teach our children

  1. A false history of this country?
  2. That the racism, theft and murder in Canada’s past and present time was and is nothing to be ashamed of and therefore none of our laws and policies in this regard are in need of change or abolishment?
  3. That war with all of its horrors is the solution to achieve peace and democracy throughout the world?

Why are Canadian parents losing a skill that is instinctively inherent in most adult animals on this planet to  prepare one’s offspring to become healthy,  successful adults?  Why is this no longer the ‘raison d’être’ of every person choosing to become a parent?

The federal government and the provincial governments of Canada and the church have worked tirelessly to convince Canadian parents  that:

  • when and how to  discipline our children is best decided by the law makers and theologians based on evidence gathered through data gathered from professionals such as teachers, guidance councillors, social workers and psychologists and religious leaders, all of who may or may have not been parents rather than letting you and I decide what is right or wrong for our children’s upbringing and welfare.

Finally we accept as parents that we are neither capable or worthy to be our own children’s role models and so sit by on our butts and demand that celebrities not remotely related to our children the like entertainers, movie stars and sports stars stop living their lives in the manner that they choose and conduct themselves in a manner that provides our children the proper example of how to conduct themselves and be a productive member of society. Parents such as those I spoke of above were so enraged that Tiger Woods affair with hookers would negatively impact how their children’s behavior and respect for women in a way that they were powerless to stop as merely parents, that they demanded that Tiger Woods’s be made an example of by not only the sport, but his sponsors as well.

Providers of shelter, clothing and food is what is left of today’s parenting responsibilities from times gone by and the enforcing of governmental values as if they were better than your own and not the whims of ordinary men and women such as ourselves. What our children are taught to believe is changing the world. Whether or not that change is for the good of mankind, or its destruction is being decided right now in the minds and hearts of your children. Don’t let the government take that responsibility from you, or hand it off to strangers, because none of them are in a better position than you to decide what is best for your children , or the world for that matter, than you all of us being human.  You as a parent owe this to your children, yourself and  to the world!

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