Saturday, August 13, 2011

VD and Riots

What do the venereal disease vaccine Gardasil and the youth riots in the UK have in common? Perhaps a great deal?

The California legislature is now pushing through a bill to remove parental notification for children as young as 12 to receive the dangerous STD vaccine Gardasil…Gardasil, the most popular HPV vaccine, has been found to cause dangerous side effects and as many as twelve deaths in the United States alone.

I can remember when even giving a child an aspirin required parental approval. How things have changed! Now, even administering a life threatening drug has become an undercover conspiracy between child and State. However, the danger of the drug isn’t the real problem or the connection with the riots. Instead, it is the new message that the State is communicating to the children and the parents. Essentially, it is telling the parents, “We know better than you what is best for your child. And therefore telling you what we’re doing with your child may prove to be an obstacle for Johnny’s welfare.”

This message is offensive enough, but the State is communicating something even more sinister to the children: “Your parents are trying to get in the way of your fun, sexual development, and maturity, and we the State will not allow that to happen to you. You have a right to express yourself sexually, and your parents are repressed kill-joys. However, we can make nullify their influence.”

Well, they have nullified parental influence. The riots in the UK have demonstrated this along with the helplessness of both State and parents in controlling these youthful passions, which the State has gleefully coaxed out of the box. The State has pathetically called upon the parents – the very ones that they have disempowered – to keep their kids off the street, and the kids have responded back that they have their own set of rights, and they’ll show the powers who is really in control!

Well, who should be in control of the children – the State or the parents? King Solomon was a wise king. He understood that it is the parents who truly love their children, and therefore, they are the ones who should have both custody and control. Two prostitutes came before the wise king, both claiming that the one disputed child was their own. Solomon then ordered that the child be cut in half, so that each claimant would receive an equal share of the child. However the real mother cried out,

• "Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don't kill him!" But the other said, "Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!" (1 Kings 3:26)

Wisdom told Solomon that the real mother naturally wanted the best for her child, and therefore he returned the child to her.

However, the State is foolishly doing the opposite thing – taking the children away from the party that has the deep and enduring attachment to the children, thereby undermining that relationship. Such hubris can only produce disaster. The riots in the UK should serve as a wake-up call.

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