There are times when the Sensible Sentencing Trust appals me. My husband calls them fascists and I balk at that. But today's proclamations about drug and alcohol abusers having their children removed is just too fantastic.
Substance abusers must NOT be allowed to have unsupervised care of children until they have been PROVED to be drug/alcohol-free
1/ Who defines 'substance abuser'?
2/ Just where are the thousands of children whose parents fit the definition going?
3/ Are we going to persecute parents for hurting themselves or for hurting their children? Where will the line be drawn?
This sort of extreme authoritarianism gives the SST a bad name. This is exactly why I get very uncomfortable about ACT associating with them. Still, I no longer have any responsibility for the direction ACT goes in. Thank goodness.
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