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#41 Rov Judicata

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Posted 27 June 2003 - 09:10 AM

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A stay-at-home parent may, in fact, be a good thing. I'm not really sure it's socities job to make sure that happens. Our government already subsidizes children, guarantees maternity leave, and outlaws discrimination based on parenthood... what more can it do?
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#42 Bossy

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Posted 27 June 2003 - 09:51 AM

Javert Rovinski, on Jun 26 2003, 05:11 PM, said:

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A stay-at-home parent may, in fact, be a good thing. I'm not really sure it's socities job to make sure that happens. Our government already subsidizes children, guarantees maternity leave, and outlaws discrimination based on parenthood... what more can it do?
Well, that's pretty much what I was saying. I wasn't expecting the government to make changes. This would have to be a change that started at the individual and corporate level, I think. Its really hard to say how it could even happen for a majority of households, other than individual families deciding to live at more austere lifestyle while one parent stays home.

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Posted 27 June 2003 - 12:20 PM

Franky, I think all these damn "safety laws" need to go away, and stop making new ones.  It's one thing for the government to mandate a recall of an unsafe toy that horribly maims children or carseats that don't work . . . that's all fine.  But the more regulations we get for raising children, the worse they've been turning out in my opinion.  Yes, if some kids get shot and killed by police when they play bank robber at a bank with realistic looking toy guns it's very very sad.  But if a kid's going to go in public and pull that kind of crap . . . well . . .that's not material for a good adult later nor are they likely to make good parents when they grow up (and they certainly don't HAVE good parents).

It's cruel an extremely Darwinistic of me, but I'm fond of the way Mother Nature has weeded out idiocy for billions of years.  The stupid ones do stupid things and die or are horribly maimed and in any case don't breed anymore.

I have no sympathy for the deer who thinks nothing of the hunter it hears rustling in the bushes nor the unattended child that wanders to the garage to smell the lovely gasoline fumes.

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#44 Mary Rose

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Posted 27 June 2003 - 12:23 PM

I don't think more legislation is the answer.  This just sounds stupid to me.  The government already sticks its nose in where it doesn't belong entirely too much of the time.  

Parents do have to take responsibility for their kids.  Otherwise don't have 'em.  
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Posted 27 June 2003 - 12:58 PM

Bossy, on Jun 26 2003, 02:52 PM, said:

Well, that's pretty much what I was saying. I wasn't expecting the government to make changes. This would have to be a change that started at the individual and corporate level, I think. Its really hard to say how it could even happen for a majority of households, other than individual families deciding to live at more austere lifestyle while one parent stays home.
Well, it depends on where you live and what job you have.  In Santa Cruz, we have the highest rent in the world and some of the sh*ttiest wages too.  It wasn't always like this when I moved here in 1977 rent was affordable.

Can't really move, but we have had to live the austere lifestyle even with each adult working (me, hubby & ex-wife) Raising kids is very expensive and not everyone can get high paying jobs.

I am actually home all day, there is a school within blocks of our house, but the ex has custody so that is useless.  She and kids live a half hours drive away up a windy road.  The only kid old enough to take the bus is the thirteen year old.  The is a law against kids younger than that taking the bus around here.  :crazy:

I tell you, it isn't easy these days to raise kids!!
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