We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Just as housework withers away, so the obligations of parents to their children wither away gradually until finally society assumes the full responsibility. Under capitalism children were frequently, too frequently, a heavy and unbearable burden on the proletarian family. Communist society will come to the aid of the parents. In Soviet Russia the Commissariats of Public Education and of Social Welfare are already doing much to assist the family. We already have homes for very small babies, creches, kindergartens, children’s colonies and homes, hospitals and health resorts for sick children. restaurants, free lunches at school and free distribution of text books, warm clothing and shoes to schoolchildren. All this goes to show that the responsibility for the child is passing from the family to the collective.
Socialists want everyone to feel helpless, dependent on government.
As the Catholic Church used to say, give me your children for the first few years, and they'll be ours for the rest of their lives.
Instill helplessness in children, make them dependent, and they will insist on socialism.
"Is there anything the feds do not wish to control?"
No, there is nothing that the American people will not hand over to their betters, election by election, for their betters to control. At least that's what the last eighty years of centralization in D.C. look like to me. The people will complain and comedians wil jest, but the leash and lash will become familiar, and the control will never be relaxed.