There is a tragedy in this story about the federal government’s attempt to regulate children working on farms. A true tragedy.

However, just as tragic is this mother’s wish that government had made a decision for her so that she, and her 17 year old son, could escape responsibility for their choice.

Just like the escape mothers choose when the submit to highly regulated conventional maternity care.

Just like the escape families choose when they submit to highly regulated childcare.

Just like the escape parents choose when they submit to public education.

Escape avoids responsibility.

Life is a series of choices. Let government make them all and we are no longer free.