A few weeks ago, I wrote about the alarming introduction of bills around the country which ramp up state regulation of family life. Of course, progressive readers claimed it was right-wing paranoia, and of course, they were wrong.
The latest example comes from Chandler, AZ. As reported in The Arizona Republic, just after 1 a.m. on February 26th, Chandler Police accompanied by a SWAT team approached with guns drawn the home of family of six, broke down the door, handcuffed the father, obtained custody of three children (the fourth is not yet born), and placed them in three separate foster homes.
The reason: The mother didn’t take her two-year-old son to a
hospital appointment after his temperature returned to near-normal.
This is the endgame for progressives. They think your kids belong to the state, not to you, and they’re not afraid to say so. Occasionally, they jump the gun with the implementation of this principle in a way that alerts families to what they’re doing. That’s what happened here.
Accordingly, they attempted to prevent the story from getting out. Lawyers from the office of Arizona’s Attorney General asked that the court be closed to the media. Further, they criticized the parents for talking to media, claiming that doing so is bad for the children.
The State of Arizona wouldn’t allow the children to stay
with their grandparents either, explaining to the judge that the grandparents
hadn’t yet undergone a home-safety check which could take up to 30 days.
In order for the parents to get their kids back, they now have to undergo psychological testing and give to total control of medical decisions for their kids to the State of Arizona.
This is what statists do. Portraying parents and family as
the enemy of children, the state (the people who broke down an innocent family’s
front door in the middle of the night and kidnapped the children) then assumes
the role of the good guys who should be responsible for child-rearing.
For the entire harrowing story, read Diana Nanez’s fantastic original report in The Arizona Republic.
Arizona Department of Child Safety: (602) 364-0777 or 1-877-527-0765
Chandler PD: [email protected] (Police Chief) or (480) 782-4000 (Chandler PD Information Deparment)
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s Office: (602) 542-5025