“It’s for the children”.
Just say those four words to any number of people nowadays, and you’ll elicit an involuntary shudder from them. That’s because more and more, “the children” are used as an all-purpose bludgeon by one particular group to get their way (*cough*… Liberals!!… *cough*). And generally we find out later that these arguments have either nothing to do with kids, or has actually made them less safe, not more.
So much so that I barely batted an eye when I read the following on CNN: