In the course of defending Cathy Grossman’s dishonest attack on Trail Life USA (“They’re making children do Nazi salutes!!!1!!11!!”), American Spectator’s Natalie deMacedo makes the following case for forcing every organization to include everybody.
For example, imagine one of your sons befriends a homosexual child. They play baseball together, go to school together, and maybe you invite him to your house for a play date. Eventually, your son wants to invite his friend to his Trail Life group. Can you imagine telling your son that his friend can’t join because of his sexuality?
Leaving aside the notion that an eight-year-old should have “sexuality,” she apparently shares the very progressive parenting pilosophy that for a child to hear “No, you can’t have that” is simply appalling. It’s just not fair, and so damaging to a child’s precious self-esteem to hear that there is something he can’t have.
And this is where that philosophy leads.
A New Jersey honor student suing her parents in a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit had her motions for financial support, including high school tuition payment, denied Tuesday by a judge who said it would set a bad precedent by setting limits on parenting.
Rachel Canning, 18, of Morris Catholic High School, was denied her requests for child support of $654 a week as well as thousands of dollars in attorney fees and immediate reimbursement of her high school tuition.
Morris County Court Judge Peter Bogaard also ruled that Rachel’s parents must keep her on their health insurance policy and keep status quo on all college savings accounts set up for her.
Canning claims her parents threw her out of their Lincoln Park home two days before her 18th birthday in late October, although her parents insist she moved voluntarily.
Canning’s father, retired Lincoln Park Police Chief Sean Canning, told The Daily Record of Parsippany that his daughter left home of her own accord because she didn’t want to abide by reasonable household rules, such as being respectful, keeping a curfew and doing some chores.
The kid wants someone else to pay for her college, unconditionally and unrelated to any responsibility on her part. What she demands is not different than what Occupy Wall Street demands; and what the Democrat Party promises. “You deserve free education, free health care, free contraception… and you owe society no personal responsibility in return. And anyone who denies you anything you want is mean and hates your for your snowflakey specialness.”
For now, a judge has rejected her argument, at least as far as her parents owing her “child support.”