Since about 1985 or so, we have been collectively told that child snatchers ae on every block, and that only a terrible terrible parent ever let a kid out of his or her sight. Is it any wonder that we are collectively nutty? A few years back I was in a bar with a young mother. She had an child in a stroller. American lunacy #1 -- the child was not permitted in the bar. Under 18 you see. So she put the stroller just outside the bar, in the hotel lobby, sat at a table just inside the bar, and looked through the glass window at her stroller. American lunacy #2 - The cops came and told her she shouldn't do that, that somebody might steal her child.