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Juvenile Justice and the Family

By R. J. Rushdoony
May 23, 2017

If the juvenile, when he transgresses, is within the province of the state, why not when he behaves, should not his behavior control be created by the state, governed by the state, molded by the state.  Of course, that’s the premise of public education.  So that today, the child is, as some judges have stated, the property of the state.  Children belong to the state.  All this comes from confusing the public and private domains, and by insisting that the state alone has any power within the public domain, and the state’s domain is the public domain.