Family Has Their Children Taken Because They Choose to Live “Off the Grid”.
When does the government become too powerful? Some on the left would argue that it's not strong enough, that the government should be able to do whatever they want as long as it's to "help" the citizens.
The Nauglers are a family that prefer to live off the grid on their 26 acre homestead in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. Instead of sending their ten children to public school, they "unschool" them. Instead of relying on government assistance, they prefer to be as self-sufficient as possible, something that was once commended in America. They have chosen to raise their children how they feel is best, which is their right as parents.
On May 6, 2015, Breckinridge County Sherriff's officers went to the family's homestead to take their children away. The officers did NOT have a warrant or probable cause. They went to take the kids away because a neighbor complained about their lifestyle. Child Protective Services (CPS) never even visited to them to see if the children were in danger or neglected.
David DeLugas, executive director and general counsel for the National Association of Parents, told Yahoo News,"My reaction to this case is that CPS and those with power in our society tend to make decisions based on what they view as normal or not normal. But, the same protocol should be employed in all situations: Are the children hurt? Are they in imminent danger of being hurt? If the answer is no, then we should ask the question — we should all ask the question: Why do anything?"
Stories like this are becoming all too common in a country that's based on freedom. CPS has started to take children from families for the simple "infraction" of letting kids walk to the park, like the Meitivs in Maryland. There's also the infamous story of Justina Pelletier, whose parents lost custody of their sick daughter because a doctor didn't agree with their treatment plan and diagnosis from another doctor.