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Who Needs Parents? We’ve Got Park and Chavez

When I chose to become a parent, I knew there was a certain level of responsibility that went along with it. Not the least of those responsibilities was to be responsible for my own children. Now, they’re pretty young, so I don’t have to worry about the them breaking a curfew at this point, and if Representative Al Park and Mayor Chavez have their way, I won’t have to worry about it when they get older (subscription):

State Rep. Al Park, D-Albuquerque, introduced the curfew legislation in the House.

“No good can come from kids being out at 2 a.m.,” Park said during a phone interview. He said young people often feel invincible.

“There’s a lot of dangers out there, and I think we need to make sure we protect our children,” he added.

Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chávez has been pushing for a curfew for years.

Hey, Representative Park and Mayor Chavez, how about you leave the parenting to parents. The alternative is just scary.