Christine Pasciuti: "New Scottish "Guardian" Law Should Concern Every Family As Government Looks To Control Life Inside The Home", ProphecyNewsWatch.com (04 March 2014)
Thanks to Scotland's new Children and Young People Bill - passed by the Scottish National Parliament on February 19th - each child in that land (from birth to 18 years of age) is to have a state-appointed "guardian" to ensure that he or she is growing up in safety. Although the idea is to make it easier for the authorities to spot difficulties such as abuse, critics point to the fact that the "guardians" will have legal access to sensitive information about the child and his/her family, and to the probable fact that the legislation runs contrary to Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks."
Move over parents... it's time for Official Surveillance of Family Life!
Image source: "Hume Castle April 2009" by Dave McLear on Flickr (CC BY 2.0); re-sized, cropped