Archbishop Fulton Sheen on 'False Compassion': Ditch The Child labor Laws! | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Archbishop Fulton Sheen on 'False Compassion': Ditch The Child labor Laws!

In this classic talk from Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen in the 1950s, the bishop gives a riveting and entertaining talk about what ills society. He notes the disturbing trend in which society seems to have become more compassionate to the muggers than the mugged, to the rapists than to the rape victim, to the murderer than to the murdered. Sheen correctly predicts that "there is latent in our society a grave danger that we may go in for a kind of masochism and cruelty."
Towards the end of the clip Sheen addresses what to do with wayward youth and to set them back on the right track. Sheen then targets child labor laws, and derides society's apparent obsession with getting a college education: "We ought to perhaps reform our child labor laws. Young people are not allowed to work on account of the law!? They're old enough to work, they're old enough to commit crimes! ...When for example there was a newspaper strike in one city, a number of boys who were delinquents began selling newspapers. There was a delivery strike and they sold newspapers.
Crime dropped!"

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA