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FreeRangin’

FreeRangin’ seems to be the “thing” here in Utah right now. Absolutely nothing has changed with behaviors as near as I can tell. (Mind you, I don’t live in the city so perhaps my observations wouldn’t be considered valid by some.)

I didn’t grow up here and they have some funky laws here that I don’t understand. I don’t understand taxing food. That seems pretty essential to living, but they do that here. There’s a few others, but we won’t go there.

So now apparently no one will go to jail for letting their chickens or their children play and wander at will. It doesn’t seem like anyone is pressing the new freedom at all. In fact, I have not seen one adult who has changed their parenting behaviors.  The parents who wouldn’t let their children outside of the house alone still don’t. The parents who let their children play in the parks and yards still do. The lines of cars picking up the kids at school have not changed. The ones who always walked home no matter what still do.

So what’s the enigma (thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand)? It’s one of those laws that was suppose to give children their childhood back. Parents can now let them out of the bubble (within reason) and not be prosecuted. (I never heard of anyone being prosecuted for much before in this particular area.)

My grandson explained it to me in detail. “Just remember that laws and rules are made for people who have no common sense.”

  • Do you let your children walk anywhere alone?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Have you taught your children ( or children you know) to be leary of strangers?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you believe all strangers are bad?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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  1. It cannot be doubted that some places are safer than others – and not just for young children. It surprises me that anyone should go to the bother of actually passing a law on this subject – one wonders why the legislature in question wasted their time doing so. Perhaps it is a sign of a community that is so happy with life that its legislators have nothing else to do!

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