Posted: Apr 16, 2018 4:53 pm
by Chris Putnam
Sendraks wrote:
Chris Putnam wrote:The idea of a society claiming the right to remove kids from their parents over ideology is that it would give the state a great deal of power to set the favored ideology of those in power. This is undoubtedly practiced in totalitarian states.


It has happened in non-totalitarian states in the past. No good has come from it.



550 years ago there was an solid orthodoxy based on the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. It was quite totalitarian. Such states can be religious or secular. Someone wants to wield power over others and they will use whatever means they can to enforce their will. I believe giving such authority is dangerous.