…and told him: “It’s time you became a man.” Whatever reservations one has about expecting a child to be a man at the age of four, I’m not sure in societal terms the outcome is worse than letting everyone stay a child until 30.
The more basic point here is the state’s presumption that your children are yours only if you raise them in accordance with state diktats. (…)
Children are the property of the state and are merely outsourced to you for rearing. And, if you don’t do it right, they’ll re-allocate the rearing to somebody else.