The War On Toddlerism
Treating children as young as four as sexual deviants, criminals and subversives emphasizes slip towards the police state
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Nothing emphasizes the decline of America into an authoritarian police state more than the treatment of children as possible enemies, deviants or criminals. A few cases, involving very young children, have caught our attention this month that indicate in the current climate any sniff of power is corrupting absolutely those who believe they have it.
The AP reported today that a five year old boy has been accused of sexually harassing a kindergarten classmate:
Washington County school officials told Charles Vallance that his son pinched a girl’s buttocks earlier this month in a hallway at Lincolnshire Elementary School. The school says that meets the state’s definition of sexual harassment.
The father of the child insists that his son knows nothing about sex and was just playing. Nevertheless the “offence” will remain on the child’s file.
This is not an isolated case. The same report from the AP says that in Marlyland alone, where this incident took place, 28 kindergarten students were suspended for sex offenses in the last school year – 15 of those suspensions for sexual harassment.
Earlier this month a four year old boy was accused of “improperly touching” a female school employee. The principal of La Vega Primary School sent a letter to the parents of the boy that said the pre-kindergartener demonstrated “inappropriate physical behavior interpreted as sexual contact and/or sexual harassment.”
The school says that the boy rubbed his face in the chest of the employee. Again the parents were outraged insisting that a four year old cannot know what it means to act sexually.
What kind of sick light does this put America into where teachers and school officials are suspending children barely beyond the age of toddlers for sexual deviancy?
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