reply to post by Idonthaveabeard
I do agree that there are many parents that just should not be parents. But to support the licence option for parenting, you have to look over many
details of this idea. Look at what China has done to many of it's citizens. There have been many instances of forced abortions on what would
otherwise have been "good" parents. An example of this, are those who have not yet had their licences approved, those that have not had money for
outragous fines imposed by government, and people that have reached the 1 child limit. I cannot imagine being forcibly taken from my home, and
strapped down on a table, while a doctor ripped my child out piece by piece, but if you think that the government should do this as a service to it's
people, that is your opinion and you are entitled to it. BTW, it is not the number of children that dictates whether someone is a "good" parent or a
"bad" parent. A friend of mine has 4 children, and the mother in this case is one of the mother of the year types, with college already paid for,
etc. while many mothers are struggling with one child. I have known people who make more money than I do, but are in bad financial shape for one
reason or another, while I myself am frugal. I do not believe that one's parenting abilty can be summed up by an application to have a perenting
licence. I do want to know what you propose for people who violate this hypothetical law. Removal of the children? Forced abortion/adoption? Fema
style camps? Would this benefit any of us??
Also, I only used China as an example. I do not think that my country is better than any other, and am not critical of any particular culture. I
see the human race as de-evolving on a massive scale.
*EDIT - Also, as far as the forced birth control goes, birth control does not always work. According to the Guttmacher institute, (Which has been
planned parenthood's research arm) roughly 2/3 of women undergoing abortion were using birth control. It does fail. I have known many women who had
a "surprise" pregnancy while on birth control. And, one woman who had 2 while on depo! She aborted the third, because it had some defect that was
caused by the depo. Why are women "surprised" by an unexpected pregnancy anyways?? That is what the human body does, pregnancy is a result of
having s--. It makes me think of all the overweight people that eat twinkies and Mcd's, and don't know why they are overweight. But, if people
take responsibility for their own actions, Maury Povich would be out of work.
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P.S. I was raised by a visually impaired, single mother. Sure, I would have like to have been into a wealthy family, but I wasn't. That's just
how life is. But, by your standards, I shouldn't be here, I would never have married my husband, or had my beautiful 13 year old daughter.
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