Somehow, despite reading articles by Stephen Baskerville and Wendy McElroy on the topic, I just wasn’t getting it. In Fathers Into Felons for the American Conservative, Stephen Baskerville finally gets through. The State encroachment into the previously largely off limits parent-child bond has been through the back door of no-fault divorce. But this is no longer simply a “conservative” concern, something that anti-patriarchy left-libertarians can cheer. Once there, the State is now expanding into all homes:
8:26 am on May 24, 2005 Email Stephen W. Carson
The logic reaches its conclusion in directives recently published by the American Law Institute (ALI). This influential legal practitioners’ group announced on its own authority that family-law jurisdiction would henceforth encompass non-marital private arrangements such as cohabiting couples, both heterosexual and homosexual, and indeed all private homes.