LONDON, August 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The British government will force thousands of the “worst” families in the country to live with 24-hour CCTV surveillance in a bid to cut back on child abuse and neglect, the Children’s Ministry has said. In the next two years the government plans to expand an existing family monitoring program from 2000 families to 20,000 at a total estimated cost of £400million.
Despite growing complaints that New Labour’s new Britain has in the last ten years become the most spied upon nation in the world, ahead of even China, the Labour government announced late last month that 20,000 “problem families” who have run afoul of social services officials will be watched around the clock and subjected to surprise inspections by government agents.
The new rules will begin by focusing on truancy, alcohol abuse or reports of malnutrition. Parents will be monitored to make sure children go to bed on time, eat proper meals and attend school.
“This is pretty tough and non-negotiable support for families to get to the root of the problem. There should be Family Intervention Projects in every local authority area because every area has families that need support,” said Children’s Secretary Ed Balls in announcing the massive expansion of the surveillance program….
This is the price of not submitting to, and refusing to live within, the confines of the truth.
When a civilization attacks the traditional family, the tyranny of the State seeks to correct the imbalance caused by deadbeat parents who have long abandoned their responsibilities. The State helped create the problem of family breakdown by their promotion of liberal values, and now it seeks to “correct” the abuses they have wrought by taking a page out of Orwell.
It only goes to show that if the State and its citizens do not respect traditional morality, there will be a steep price to pay. How ironic it is that the “Apple of False Freedom” which started the sexual revolution has turned out to be so sour by taking away the freedoms that it purported to extol and protect.