I am constantly amazed how parents who send their children into the clutches of the state for them to receive an education, are then surprised to learn that they don’t have the rights over their children that they thought they had.
Take the case of the 16-year-old boy who is being allowed to wear girl’s clothing and make up at a school in Scotland, even though his mother objects. Thelma McLean, the mother of the boy (for boy he is), said: “I had previously told the school I didn’t want him to go in dressed that way. I believe my feelings have not been respected when I said no. The school seems to be scared of getting into trouble if they take action.”
So what is going on here. A couple of things. For a start there is the whole issue of transgenderism. Anyone interested can find my views on this here.
But what I really want to concentrate is whether or not the mother has any rights in this issue. The answer is both yes and no. Does she have a right to tell her boy (for boy he is) that he cannot wear girl’s clothing? Absolutely. But the problem is that she has ceded this right simply by sending him to the school.
When you send your child into an institution where they will spend 7 hours a day filling their heads with whatever they want to fill their heads with, how can you then turn around and claim to have any rights over what goes on in that environment? By sending your child to the state to be educated, you are effectively saying, “Oh almighty state, so wise and so powerful. Take my son from me and educate him in your own image. Have him during the hours of 9 until 4 and do with him what seemeth good to you.”
Why would you then be surprised when the state does just that? Yet there are thousands of parents up and down the country who are just that: surprised when this happens.
Why? If you hand over the rights of the education of your child to the state, can it really come as a shock when you find out that you no longer have any rights over the education of your child. Rights? You don’t have any. You gave them up.