Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Parents? We Don' Need No Stinkin' Parents

So says the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the SCOTUS declined to review the case.

Parents in Palmdale, CA were (understandably) horrified to discover their 5th, 3rd and FIRST graders were participating in a sex survey at school. The questions included "How often do you have sex," and "how often do you touch your private parts?"

Parents argued that they should have the right to keep their young children from participating in such conduct. The school argued that they had the right to make these decisions for the children without parental interference.

The 9th Circuit Nuts (shock!) agreed with the radicals in the local school system and ruled that "there is no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their children" and that "parents have no due process or privacy right to override the determinations of public schools as to the information to which their children will be exposed."

In other words, the school board members are co-parents, with a parent's equal right to determine whether or not your six-year-old son should be talking about "spanking the monkey" at school.

If a public school were forcing children to answer questions about their religious beliefs for evangelical teachers, the Left would be screaming "theocracy!", and rightfully so. But it's funny how those evil right-wing Christians never seem to use the school system to require mandatory participation in religious activity.

Why is it that, in America today, the jackboot always seems to be worn on the LEFT foot?