There is a long list of laws that shouldn’t be necessary. This law that will soon go into effect in Utah:
A new law legalizing free-range parenting will soon take effect in Utah allowing children to do things alone like travelling to school.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill on March 15, which takes effect in May.
The bill redefines “neglect” in Utah law so that kids can participate in some unsupervised activities without their parents being charged, a representative from the state confirmed to ABC News Monday.
Why does allowing children to walk to school unattended need to be a law? Because the government has declared itself the owner of all people in the nation and has used that power to decide what does and doesn’t qualify as childhood neglect. In many areas children playing unattended in parks or walking to school unattended are valid grounds for law enforcers to charge parents with neglect. It’s absurd considering that not too long ago I was playing with my friends around town and walking to school unattended and everybody consider it normal.