Originally posted by kimish
reply to post by demongoat
Out of Curiosity, do you have children of your own?
what difference does that make?
i have eyes and i have spent enough time with children to make the observations i did.
if you must know, i don't but i do spend a lot of time with my nieces and nephews and their friends.
the tendency for adults to discount the intelligence of children is a huge problem, mostly because we forget that they are intelligent and absorb what
adults do and say, while not having the experience to fully filter it like we do.
the reason i argue against this law, is because children will connect cause and affect, we made quite an effort to teach them to do so after all, and
they naturally have the ability to understand it even without knowing what it is. we wouldn't have survived very long if we didn't.
children will see the despair, anger and frustration displayed by their parents when they receive a check, and wonder why. they will either make the
effort to find out why or ask someone who isn't intent on hiding it from them.
then they will learn that if they do not do well on schoolwork and tests their parents get less money to survive and the child will internalize this
and do worse! of course not all children, some will work harder because they know they have to sometimes because it clicks within them to do so or
because they will get a beating if they don't.
these laws scare me because they are conditions that only feed the plutocracy that is taking over this country, they don't help the poor, it just
burdens them more.
yes we need to fix the welfare system, but this solution is nothing more than cutting off your nose to spite your face.
it's class warfare at it's finest. it will not fix anything but make more problems for us.
edit on 10-4-2013 by demongoat because: (no reason given)