Do any of you remember the phrase “Stranger Danger!”?
I’m a little old to have learned the rhyme in school, but I remember being taught by my parents things like don’t take candy from a stranger, don’t get in a car with a stranger, and always telling my parents where I was going to be. Of course, there were a few exceptions.
I was told I could trust a police officer, and of course, we all accepted candy from strangers on Halloween, although my parents always went through it before my sister and I was allowed to eat any. It wasn’t a perfect system, but the idea of being a little suspicious of strangers and looking to our parents for who to trust helped protect untold numbers of small children from abduction and abuse.
This is why the phrase “Stranger Danger!” has been coming to mind lately.
Look at what our children are being taught today, to let strangers tell them who they are and what they should do, and of course, to keep it secret from their parents. Isn’t that the exact modus-operandi of the child molester? Approach the child, entice the child, separate the child from their parents, then use the child for their own purposes.
Now consider how government organizations, the very entities we created to protect our rights, are not only assisting the child molesters but, in many cases, are themselves the child molesters. While the phrase “Stranger Danger!” has fallen out of fashion, perhaps it is time to consider reviving it. After all, when teachers, school administrators, government officials, activists, and courts are offering our children the “candy” of acceptance, to take them for “treatment,” and to go away without telling their parents, it certainly seems our children are in danger from these strangers.
I think it’s time we teach our children that when ANYONE talks to them about their private parts outside of their parent’s permission, it’s time to yell “STRANGER DANGER!!!” and run for their parents. That may just save them from the latest wave of child molesters.
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