Monday, June 22, 2015
our nation's descent into one where the people no longer mind their
own business, Lenore Skenazy describes several of the ridiculous
consequences -- for the related enterprises of rearing children and growing up -- of precautionary
thinking. Among them, we have the following:
There was a case here about three years ago when seven chess players playing outside were fined for ... wait for it ... playing chess. Their chess tables -- concrete ones, placed there by the city -- were deemed too close to the kids, so the men were booted.This silliness isn't just keeping adults from from participating in activities they enjoy (including teaching children chess): It's interfering with such child antics as visiting kid-oriented stores alone. Read the whole thing, and then consider whether it is any real surprise that a people such as ours find the government snooping at every turn.
Today: Minor corrections and rewording. Changed title.