I support the privatization of children. Now I know this will probably draw as much blowback as the idea of even partially privatizing social security did, but someone has to say it. Until they become adults they should belong to their families. A mother and father should have the rights and responsibilities to raise their children. They should be allowed to choose where their child lives, where they go to receive their education, if and where they attend church, what food their children will eat, and where they will go on vacation and how they will use their free time. If a parent wants to home school their child that should be their right, if they want to send them to a public, a private, or a charter school that should be their right. No matter where they choose to have their children educated parents should have the ability to influence what their children are taught. Unfortunately, I can’t say that is the case here in the United States of America. Now some may say that it takes a village to raise a child. Some such as Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC go even further and say: “We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children. Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children. So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities.” I say that any influence that a village has on the upbringing of a child should be at the direction and under the oversight of that child’s parents. The village is there to support the family in its work not to supplant it. That applies doubly so to the government. If a family has to move due to work, than the parents get to keep their underage children, not the village. Mom and dad should have the choice to decide what food to put on their child’s plate or in their lunch box, and no government or school should second guess their choice. If a parent wants to give their kid money to pay for school lunch, that is great, but the school has no right to throw away the kid’s bag lunch if it doesn’t match their standards. The government has no right to take the money of its taxpayers, and spend it on an education system that shuts the parents out, or limits their involvement in what their children are learning.