It gives me little pleasure to know that my hunch was correct - I think the city's decision to drop the daytime curfew was disingenuous.
Please refer to this evening's Dispatch article:http://yorkdispatch.inyork.com/yd/local/ci_8625104
My belief is that by passively sitting by and NOT putting pressure on neighboring municipalities to remove the day time curfew issue entirely, they are coming in the back door with this legislation.
Why, if the county is moving towards uniformity (which is theproposed reason behind this current curfew push) would the county commissioners NOT get on the phone and say, "Hey, we're all trying to be on the same page here, why lead your community down a path that isdifferent from ours?"
Unless of course the county commissioners and others WANT the daytime curfew to be part of the uniformity across the county. That's pretty much what's happened with the night time curfew - peer pressure for those communities who don't have curfews to establish ones, or for those who have more restricted hours (like the Manchester Tshp hoursof midnight to 5 AM) to have continuity across the county.
I guess it's bound to happen with day time. We have a few communities around the city with daytime curfews, maybe more down the road. What's the harm in just making it law EVERYWHERE? It would be common sense, would it not? That's the same mentality that is going on with the night time curfew right now.
Curfews are smoke and mirrors. If schools do not know where their students are, they have a bigger problem than truancy.
Why aren't parents suing schools for not keeping tabs on theircharges???
Can you imagine a day care not paying attention to their four yearolds? "We didn't realize she wasn't in class today...."
What is going on here??? Why are we allowing this to take place?
The schools are a mess, and we are all paying the price. They are fostering a sense of utter complacency in the citizens of this country.
So we all lose a bit of liberty each day. As long as so few pay attention, perhaps it doesn't actually matter....Anita