Parens PatriaeOu have a very vivid imagination if you see either a personal attack or a concession.
When you include in your characterization the absurd suggestion that the state owns children, you don't know what you are talking about. That implies a lack of knowledge, not a personal flaw.
"[Latin, Parent of the country.] A doctrine that grants the inherent power and authority of the state to protect persons who are legally unable to act on their own behalf.
MEADOWS v. MEADOWS,(Aug 2008)
The primary control and custody of infants is with the government.
Tillman V. Roberts. 108 So. 62
There is no wider area for the exercise of judicial discretion than that of providing for and protecting the best interests of children.
Ex parte Handley, 460 So.2d 167 (Ala.1984).
The court stands in the position of parens patria[e] of children.
Ayers v. Kelley, 284 Ala. 321, 224 So.2d 673 (1969)․
we held that the best interest of the child took precedence over the parents right to travel.
Everett, 660 So.2d at 601-02.
In 1984, the Court of Appeals of Idaho ruled that the State had a compelling governmental interest that justified restricting the residence of the custodial parent, holding that the best interests of a child had priority over the parents right to travel.
Obviously the State thinks they can raise our children better than us.