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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Sure, let's "license" children, cause the government is always the BEST at making decisisions about your lives.
I'm just foaming at the mouth to let bureacrats decide who and who can't raise kids.
ARE YOU CRAZY?!
I mean, I know plenty of people that I think should not have had children, but to make so that people must be licensed? That's insanity.
Who gets to decide what a fit parent is huh? Who develops the tests? Who gets to approve folk? What happens to people who have kids, who aren't licensed?
Yeah, 1984 welcome to it.
This is the MOST ludicrous and ridiculous idea ever proposed by humanity. Procreation is a right, an inherent right, and regardless of my feelings on who should be allowed to do so, everybody has the right to procreate.
~Tenthedit on 6/16/2012 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)
What I think should happen is (for example) temporary castration at birth. Then if you want kids later in life you apply for a license to have your castration reversed.
To have a baby (weather rich, poor, black, white or whatever) you must prove your home is a stable loving environment that has the means to support, love and raise a child.
Originally posted by RoseH
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.
Originally posted by stanguilles7
Sounds kinda "Big Government-ey" to me.
Originally posted by antonia
Well, who is going to decide who is fit? At the end of the day this about money isn't it? Most of you are going to say it's not, but that's going to be the deciding factor in such a system.
Originally posted by Maslo
I agree with the OP, and I dont consider myself to be in favor of big government at all. We have thousands of pages of laws and regulations on the most unimportant stuff possible (something I dont agree with), yet there is complete anarchy in who can bring children into this world and take care of them.
Incompetent parenthood is direct and indirect cause of a substantial part of evil on Earth. I think we would be a lot better off if there was some kind of license for parenthood and reproduction.