TAR. FEATHERS. Parents held responsible for ‘unsubstantiated’ neglect. “‘Free-range’ parents have been found ‘responsible’ for ‘unsubstantiated’ child neglect because they let their kids — ages 10 and 6 — walk home from a park near their Maryland home, reports the Washington Post. Montgomery County Child Protective Services investigated Danielle and Alexander Meitiv’s parenting for two months before reaching that Orwellian verdict.”

I would rather live in a world where bureaucrats who behaved this way faced tarring and feathering on a regular basis, than a world in which they feel free to perpetrate such outrages without consequence.