The San Juan Capistrano City Council on Tuesday will not only make it against the law for those under 18 to be out after 10 p.m.—or on the streets during daytime hours—but also allow authorities to prosecute parents who allow their kids to stay out too late.(From the Capistrano Dispatch)
The proposed curfew ordinance would be far more strict than the current curfew. In addition to requiring those under 18 to be off the streets by 10 p.m.—with some exceptions—it would also allow deputies to pick up those under 18 spotted out and about between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
They're voting tonight to make it be against the law to be out after 10 pm if you're under 18 (i.e. too young to vote), and furthermore, if you're around during the day, you'll get picked up by the police too. This is the land of the free, where the government allows people - such as parents, and their children - to determine their own course in life. Except where it's even fractionally imaginable to attempt to control every son of a bitch within an inch of his life. Then, of course, they'll make a law against it.