This opinion column originally appeared on townhall.com on 4/ 15/2013.
By now, most everyone knows that MSNBC thinks that one of our big problems is this outdated notion that your children are your own. As this MSNBC video explains: “We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities.”
To be fair to MSNBC, which is facing criticism, this isn’t new. Figures on the left have long advocated for removing parental authority for children and replacing it with a shared societal responsibility.
Want to opt your children out of sex education? Home school? Have a say in whether your child receives contraceptives? The left has long resisted parental authority to make such decisions. Instead, they advocate that we do what is best for society.