The fear mentality I speak of is the fear of freedom. The fear that a free person might do something unsafe. I'm not afraid of freedom. I'm not afraid of speeders or drunk drivers. I'm not afraid that someone else's children might do drugs, heck I don't really care about other peoples children.
Children should be considered 'property' of the parents until they're old enough to take care of themselves. The parent should be able to do anything they want to the child except infringe upon its life liberty or property. Minors would be protected the same way adults would be.
I don't care about anything anyone does as long as they aren't infringing upon another individuals life liberty or property and I don't see why anyone else would care either.
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