A recent column in USA Today calls for the state of California to “abolish parenthood”, putting the government in charge of childrearing statewide in the name of “equity.”
In the op-ed titled, “California should abolish parenthood in the name of equity“, Zócalo Public Square editor Joe Mathews argued that for the state to enshrine “equity” as its “highest value”, parents should be stripped of their “power” over their children.
“Fathers and mothers with greater wealth and education are more likely to transfer these advantages to their children, compounding privilege over generations,” Mathews wrote in the column published Thursday.
“As a result, children of less advantaged parents face an uphill struggle, social mobility has stalled, and democracy has been corrupted. More Californians are abandoning the dream; a recent Public Policy Institute of California poll found declining belief in the notion that you can get ahead through hard work.”
Mathews’ communist “solution”: make raising your own children “illegal”, and have the government force rich families to raise poor children and poor families raise rich children.