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There have been numerous, and regular, reports and videos about how Joe Biden's affinity for sniffing others' hair, often children, that goes well into the "creepy" zone.
One report, from SkyNews, pointed out that critics had excoriated him for his behavior.
He's now moved well beyond sniffing hair, and has adopted a statement declaring that everyone, especially teachers since the comment came at a press conference for a teacher, has ownership of all children.
Fox News explained the comment came during Biden's appearance at the National and State Teacher of the Year Celebration.
He repeated a statement from teacher Rebekah Peterson, and appeared to adopt it as his own.
"Rebecca put a teacher's creed into words when she said, 'There is no such thing as someone else's child.' No such thing as someone else's child. Our nation's children are all our children," Biden claimed.
"You teachers hold the kite strings to lift our national ambitions aloft. You really do. Imagine. Imagine. Just imagine if we didn't have great teachers in this country. What difficulty. You are determining our future," Biden continued.
On social media, Biden's claim was rejected. Immediately.
"Please run on that one," commented the Spectator contributing editor Stephen Miller. He continued, "Our nation's children are all ou[r] children and that's why your daughter goes by Ralph now and ze/zer/xtey pronouns. Sorry."
James Lindsay, a political podcaster, said, "The Left believes it owns your kids. Defeat this narrative. Mock it like when this joker said it was time for ‘unity’ (on Democratic Party terms)."
LifeNews, the pro-life organization, pointedly charged, "So if you have an abortion you just killed my child."
Kyle Becker, media commentator, told Fox, "Biden just said that your child is not really your child. Parents, do you agree?"
"Parents, your children are NOT property of the state. This is not the Soviet Union. You must stand up for Parental Rights!" said Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill.
Fox explained, "Vice President Kamala Harris faced similar backlash in October after referring to America’s youth as 'our children' while speaking with late night talk show host Seth Meyers."
"When you see our kids, and I truly believe that they are our children, they are the children of our country, of our communities, I mean, our future is really bright if we, if we prioritize them, and therefore prioritize the climate crisis and the need to address it. If we think about our children, prioritizing the need to bring our country together," Harris said.
Anonymous social media commenters were blunt:
"Oh hell no they are not."
"So he can sniff them."
"So he can shower with them," said another, suggesting substance to reports that Biden's daughter's diary includes a notation about her probably "inappropriate" showers with her father as a child.
"Stay away from my kids, perv," said another.
The Washington Examiner wrote, "For decades the Left has been obsessed with the idea, straight out of Brave New World's dystopia, that children belong not primarily to the nuclear family but to the community.
"That was essentially the point of Hillary Clinton’s appropriation of the African proverb that 'it takes a village to raise a child.' It is why so many 'diversity' trainings and misnamed 'anti-racist' curricula, including at a Smithsonian museum and at numerous school systems, specifically attack the 'nuclear family' as an element of racism or 'whiteness.' It is why schools across the country have policies literally forbidding school personnel from telling parents that their children are 'identifying' as new 'genders.' It is why former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) said, 'I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.'"