" We haven't had a very collective notion of" these are our children".. so part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids BELONG to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kid's BELONG to whole communities, once it's everybody's responsibility and not just the households, then we start maker better investments" - Melissa Harris Perry MSNBC host speaking of the need for increased spending on public education.
Belong- definition- (THE FREE DICTIONARY by FARLEX- )
1.) to be the property or possession of
2.) to be bound to( a person, place, or club) by ties of affection, dependence, allegiance, or membership
3.) to have a proper or usual place
when the MHP video hit the internet... those of us who consider our selves RIGHT wingers started SPEWING.. and as we say down here in the southland.., we started spewing a right smart.. I mean after all... here this woman seems to be saying that children dont REALLY BELONG to their parents... or to their families... well... I started studyin a right smart on this here notion...... I took some time off from cleaning the barn to do a little googlin.. yep.. we git WI-FI down at the barn. and wouldnt ya know it?? I found a dictionary... yeah.. look up there( or thar) ^. no .. a little HIGHER....
well... if we use definition NUMBER ONE... we have to say that KIDS DONT BELONG to PARENTS, FAMILIES, OR COMMUNITIES. children are NOT PROPERTY.. they are NOT OWNED by anyone except the CREATOR GOD.
If we use DEFINITION NUMBER TWO-.. we have to say YES,,, "kids" belong WITH their Parents, IN THEIR FAMILIES, and TO WHOLE COMMUNITIES...
The QUESTION is: " who has the PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTY to raise, nurture, educate, and care for any child??? Which "entity" has been given that charge by the Triune God??? OF COURSE.. It's the FAMILY... the Family was instituted BEFORE THE CHURCH... and before GOVERNMENT FUNDED educational systems....
OK.. thats all.... I gotta get back to the Goat barn... one of KIDS broke through the fence. he thinks he belongs in the other barn with the SHEEP he is such a young little kid... easily influenced..... I hope he does'nt get confused by hanging out with them.. before ya know it... he will forget that he's really a goat... he'll start acting like a sheep...and would'nt that be a collective shame???