posted on May, 8 2010 @ 11:31 PM
For me, this isn't about nudity. To me, this is a clear case of government encroachment into the home. Parents should be able to raise their kids in
any way that they choose, so long as senseless abuse (such as sexual abuse or unwarranted physical/mental abuse) isn't part of the choice, IMO. So
what if the children were uncomfortable? Until they are of a suitable mature age, they need to obey their parents, period.
I can definitely understand where these children are coming from because I too would have been uncomfortable but ultimately it should be up to the
parents on how they choose to raise their children. Maybe this mother wanted to instill new values or beliefs into their children, after switching
values or beliefs herself. What is the harm in that? It would be no different from picking a new religion or even a new eating habit.
If the biological father doesn't approve, then he can either work out an agreement with the mother or he doesn't have to subscribe or let his
children subscribe to such beliefs when they are in his care or at his charge. I'm sure that he does things that the biological mother doesn't
approve of and who is to say that one is more worthy than the other? As long as the children aren't being hurt, it should be nobody else's place to
intervene and that includes the non-custodial parent. Other than that, the two parents should work this out on their own because it is their problem,
not anyone else's.
Just because most people subscribe to a certain belief, doesn't mean that everyone should be forced to adhere to those beliefs. I, myself am not a
nudist but if someone else makes that choice, it does not affect me and therefore it should not be my place to initiate force against them, such as
making them stop or forcing them to raise their children in a way that I see fit.
Our liberties should end only when and where they impede on the liberties of others. Children, before a suitable mature age, are under the liberties
of their parents until they are capable of living up to the responsibilities that come with having those liberties. IMO, it is wrong to initiate force
(all types of force, physical, financial, legal, etc...) against anyone, for any reason, ever. That doesn't mean that you can't apply force back to
someone who initiates it against you. Though children are in the charge of their parents and so liberty for them, should be at the discretion of their
parents. After all, it is the parents responsibility. The government should have no business what-so-ever in family affairs.
To me, this isn't about the nudity, but rather, parents raising their children with the values and beliefs that they hold themselves. Because others
don't hold those same values or beliefs, they want to initiate force against the people who do and that is just flat out wrong, IMO. What's wrong
with "live and let live" or "mind your own business"? Just my 2 cents.