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At skate boarding parks you witness more spontaneous rules and sharing by young people in contrast to the regimentation of Little League teams.

Reason has corrected the poll numbers with a note apologizing for the error. They are 68% for 9 year olds and 43% for age 12.

Even at the lower numbers, this is discouraging. These are the same people who call the police when a simple inquiry or request would do. We have all but lost the institutions of civil society -- family, neighborhoods, volunteer citizenship and personal charity -- and are replacing it with the soft totalitarianism of self-aggrandizing bureaucratic busybodies.

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