Here is an example of the state making laws that make no sense to any reasonable person. We will eventually have every step we take be regulated by one level or another of government. They want to tell us how to eat, when to see the doctor, how to raise our children ……etc etc. With your eyes open you will see it everywhere. Anytime that any government official or bureaucrat opens their mouth about anything realize this; a hundred years ago they would have been told to what to do with their OPINIONS.
This is an example of the government wanting to tell you how to raise your children. You aren’t allowed to have your children with anyone that has not been screened and authorized to do so by the government. You can’t just have anyone you trust watch your children, the government must decide for you. Also this licensed daycare worker must pay for the government’s trust.
Don’t we realize that when we give up so much with our children. We give up time for them to go to school where they learn to trust relatively unknown teachers. They spend so little time at home that you no longer can influence them. If you can’t raise your children the way you want (by having them stay a couple hours a week with a trusted neighbor, rather than pay for daycare – government licensed=pays fees to the government for an otherwise illegal act) what are you? The government teaches and raises your children while you pay all the living expenses. You pay for a product(worker) that the government created with your genes. The earlier you put them into a school/daycare environment the sooner we lose them to the system.
As a side note. A neighbor reported the woman who was babysitting for her friends. Oh my….. how we throw ourselves to the wolves by betraying our fellow man.
IRVING TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Each day before the school bus comes to pick up the neighborhood’s children, Lisa Snyder did a favor for three of her fellow moms, welcoming their children into her home for about an hour before they left for school.
Regulators who oversee child care, however, don’t see it as charity. Days after the start of the new school year, Snyder received a letter from the Michigan Department of Human Services warning her that if she continued, she’d be violating a law aimed at the operators of unlicensed day care centers.
“I was freaked out. I was blown away,” she said. “I got on the phone immediately, called my husband, then I called all the girls” — that is, the mothers whose kids she watches — “every one of them.”
Snyder’s predicament has led to a debate in Michigan about whether a law that says no one may care for unrelated children in their home for more than four weeks each calendar year unless they are licensed day-care providers needs to be changed. It also has irked parents who say they depend on such friendly offers to help them balance work and family.
On Tuesday, agency Director Ismael Ahmed said good neighbors should be allowed to help each other ensure their children are safe. Gov. Jennifer Granholm instructed Ahmed to work with the state Legislature to change the law, he said.
“Being a good neighbor means helping your neighbors who are in need,” Ahmed said in a written statement. “This could be as simple as providing a cup of sugar, monitoring their house while they’re on vacation or making sure their children are safe while they wait for the school bus.”
Snyder learned that the agency was responding to a neighbor’s complaint.