Maryland, land of the free, home of the… police officers who pick up your kids 0.3 miles from your home, hold them for three hours, lie to them about taking them home, and then drive them 20 minutes away to Child Protective Services (CPS) because they were concerned about some homeless person “eyeing” them?
Yes, apparently so.
It’s absolutely ridiculous. Someone (we don’t know who) called CPS, police stepped in, and, even if the police were following “protocol” and the law, this just sounds suspiciously like another opportunity for the government to shut down freethinking and instill fear and compliance in children.
Why do I say that?
parents base the amount of freedom their children receive on how much responsibility they can handle. In the [case that we are talking about], the children had a curfew and were expected home by 6:30 p.m., a reasonable hour when it’s still fully light outside. When they didn’t come home, the parents drove around the neighborhood frantically looking for them. They were not notified of their children’s whereabouts until 8 p.m.
In other words, these are kids who learn to think for themselves, be self-reliant, and independent. Exactly the kind of thing a nanny state and a police state (often the same thing) do not want.
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