Re: Child abuse (Was Re: Is the death penalty Extropian?)
Tue, 1 Dec 1998 04:18:12 -0800 (PST)

Zenarchy [] wrote:
>What more likely candidates to support and join the ranks of a rather nasty
>kind of police state than formerly abused kids? As a consequence, prevention
>of child abuse equates with prevention of a police state.

Then you just have to deal with the police state you created in order to "prevent child abuse"; remember, about 2/3 of the Waco warrant was about "child abuse", even though no evidence had been found by the local authorities and it was entirely outside the BATF's jurisdiction.

>Children who grow
>up in healthy, happy homes don't become the purveyors or builders of police
>states (or so it seems to me).

Actually, I'd say they're at least as likely to push for a healthy, happy, safe police state as the others are. Police states seem to be a healthy, happy middle class phenomenon.