Here is what happens. A North Carolina kid was taught to have his parents arrested:
MATTHEWS, NC (WBTV) - Two parents are facing drug charges after their child took their drugs to school and told a school officer his parents were breaking the law. ...I was planning on voting against California Proposition 19, a ballot initiative for the limited legalization of marijuana. I don't smoke the stuff, and I don't want laws to encourage smoking the stuff. According to the proposition opponents, it will make it impossible to fire a school bus driver for being a regular dope smoker.
The 11-year-old student is in 5th grade at a an elementary school in Matthews. Police say he brought his parents' marijuana cigarettes to school when he reported them.
Matthews Police say he reported his parents after a lesson about marijuana was delivered by a police officer who is part of the D.A.R.E. program, which teaches kids about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
"Even if it's happening in their own home with their own parents, they understand that's a dangerous situation because of what we're teaching them," said Matthews Officer Stason Tyrrell. That's what they're told to do, to make us aware." ...
Police arrested the child's 40-year-old father and 38-year-old mother on Thursday.
Both were charged with two misdemeanor counts each of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. ...
Police say both the 11-year old and a sibling have been removed from the parents' house by social services. Police say they are staying with relatives.
But I also don't want our schools teaching our kids to snitch on their parents, so that the cops can arrest the parents and CPS can seize the kids. This wrong for many reasons. It directly undermines family loyalties. It teaches a child to betray those who love him the most. It rips the kids out of their homes. It is dishonest because those teachers are not telling those kids the consequences of what they are being encouraged to do. It teaches kids to trust govt official who turn around and double-cross the kids, and who will not be around when the kids need help later. There are probably several more things wrong with this that you might list in the comments.
If you told me that Red China was doing this, I would say that is because they have a no-good commie government that has no respect for individual liberties, privacy, and parental rights. Why are we putting up with this in the USA? I would charge those D.A.R.E. teachers and CPS agents with child abuse as they have caused a lot of harm to these kids.
never mistake mere political ideologies for the overarching ideology of all states: control of the populace. This country suffers from the delusion of "American Exceptionalism", indoctrinated, er, taught to children for many years in elementary and secondary school and piped along by the media of all poltical stripes: left, right, and center. Why should America be different, it's simply inevitable socio-political entropy and it happens to all countries. Read your history, we're simply going the way of every banana republic, owned by the rich few and controlled by the State, which they run with their willing lackeys like lawyers, CPS, courts, etc. This country sure did start out with some good principles, and we did have it reasonably good after WWII, though. Brief moments in our history to be proud of. Can we ever get those back?
you don't drink either, but i don't see you advocating making it illegal... i guess too many republicans are alcoholics. according to the substance abuse and mental health data archive at UMICH, in 2007 over 40% of 55K adult survey respondents admitted to using marijuana, while prisons are stuffed with young (largely black and poor) 'drug offenders.' the situation is absurd and it's about time we fixed it... on a state-by-state basis if necessary.
In California, only dealers can be imprisoned for marijuana. Users are not. It is only a minor fine if you do not have a marijuana card.
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