Child abuse in Scandinavia...

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"There is no bad weather, only bad clothing." So say Scandinavian daycare workers, mothers, and grandmothers who for generations have been putting their wee ones outside to nap. Children sleep in strollers outside coffee shops while mothers are inside drinking warm coffee. Outside daycares are rows of strollers. One daycare worker reassured the Western journalist:

When the temperature drops to -15C (5F) we always cover the prams with blankets.

Here in the Land of Liberty, if you leave your child inside your car for one minute in a parking lot, Child Protective Services nannies will brand you an unfit mother and threaten to take your child from you.

Listening to Chesterton's Eugenics and Other Evils last night, free on Librivox, as almost always, his warnings are perfectly fitting a century later. Sadly though, they seem to have done no good.

May God give us civil magistrates who will turn back the loss of liberty that increasingly dogs the family and church life and witness of Christians.

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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