The Meitiv Case – The Propagation of Police States
This is a recycled blog topic that perhaps can use repeating so we all remain vigilant against our eroding rights and freedoms as citizens of this country.
I cannot resist saying a little bit more about the seeming propagation of our coming police state and the speed with which our country is heading toward a state of socialism.
I am sure many of you have seen the following story which has gained national attention. It was written by Candace Smith and Lauren Effron.
A Maryland couple who was being investigated for allowing their two children to walk home alone from a neighborhood park have been “found responsible for unsubstantiated child neglect” by the state’s Child Protective Services.
Maryland Child Protective Services began investigating Danielle and Alexander Meitiv of Silver Spring, Maryland, for practicing so-called “free-range parenting,” a philosophy that encourages children to have some independence.
In the Meitivs’ case, this means they allow their two children, Rafi and Dvora, ages 10 and 6, to play outside and walk home by themselves.
Do any of you find this absolutely amazing? The Meitivs were “found responsible for unsubstantiated child neglect”. What on earth does this mean? According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of unsubstantiated means there is no basis in reason or fact. Unsubstantiated claims are thrown out of court. So with that reasoning, in this case the Meitivs were found responsible for nothing.
Where do we go from here? Do you think we can all use a little more government control? Don’t you worry that if the Maryland Child Protective Services are this much in need of work to “Substantiate” a reason for their pay that they will next be worrying about the “free range chickens”?