Here’s another thought, Bonald. They don’t yet take our newborns, but they already take our children. It calls itself public education and its main result is a massively uneducated public. So that it doesn’t come to their taking our babies, I propose some proactive steps.
We need a Constitutional amendment that states, Congress shall pass no law concerning the establishment of education; and neither shall the legislature of any state or municipality pass any similar law. A concomitant statutory law would state: It is legal for any citizen to provide education, either for a fee or charitably. This would have the effect of abolishing public education while at the same time organizing the market to sort out who is or is not a teacher. These steps would greatly reduce the alienation of children from their families in their formative years.
I would favor another statute at the Federal level making it illegal for colleges and universities to domicile students. Students who wanted or needed domiciliary arrangements while attending college or university would have to seek them in the private sector. This would have several beneficial effects. It would greatly reduce the captive-audience phenomenon that abets indoctrination. It would motivate fee-payers shopping for institutions to which to send those of their children who merited higher education to highlight the criterion of proximity over the criterion of status or prestige. It would therefore encourage people to send their children to nearby colleges, to and from which it would be possible to commute. No group of people in our society has a greater need, in my estimation, of continuous contact with home and family than the undergraduate population of our colleges and universities.
My first Constitutional amendment would probably disestablish state colleges and universities. That would be good, too.
(Bonald, I first entered this as a comment in your latest thread, but on consideration it seemed too off-topic.)