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Briareos

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#1 13 years ago

This was a point brought up in another thread that had at least the support of one person. The suggestion was made that the government in America should be "supporting" and fighting for the family (whatever that means). What do you think? Can the government enact legislation to keep families strong, or is this something that needs private sector societal contemplation, or both? How is government supporting/not supporting the family? More important, what is wrong with families that the government should be stepping in/not stepping in?




Relander

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#2 13 years ago

The government can help families economicly with different subsidies and tax cuts in order to increase the child amount in family on an average. In principle, I'm fine with it although we have enough people in the world even without the influence of the government. Moreover, the so called "family values" aren't the only values in the world.




Nordicvs VIP Member

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#3 13 years ago

Governments shouldn't raise kids and cannot raise kids--that's the idiotic parents' responsibility. The government is supposed to govern the nation, not be a babysitter for spoiled brats or a third parent for aforementioned brats.




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#4 13 years ago

A government indirectly influences the structure of a family. If both parents have to work 24 hours a day because of missing social security chances are that their children won't get the kind of education they need.




Relander

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#5 13 years ago
NordicvsGovernments shouldn't raise kids and cannot raise kids--that's the idiotic parents' responsibility.

I disagree to some extent. I think that school system should have much bigger role in raising kids than it has right now. Many parents don't have enough time for their kids or know how to raise them properly (teach what is right and wrong basicly, good manners, limits etc). Moreover, in school the children can learn a lot of various things that can't/aren't learn in home.




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#6 13 years ago

I've always believed you should have to get a license to have children. Pass certain financial tests, as well as prove you are not some psycho that will beat up your children. Punishment for having a child when you are not allowed to will be severe.




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#7 13 years ago

Properly run public schools open to anyone is a pretty good counterbalance to parents that are stupid,extremists,overly religious or otherwise unfit since they give the kids a different wiew on things.




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#8 13 years ago
RelanderI disagree to some extent. I think that school system should have much bigger role in raising kids than it has right now. Many parents don't have enough time for their kids or know how to raise them properly (teach what is right and wrong basicly, good manners, limits etc). Moreover, in school the children can learn a lot of various things that can't/aren't learn in home.[/QUOTE] Well, the school system isn't a parent--educating is different from "raising." Parents who don't have time for thier children should not have those children, IMO. [quote=XC]I've always believed you should have to get a license to have children. Pass certain financial tests, as well as prove you are not some psycho that will beat up your children. Punishment for having a child when you are not allowed to will be severe.

Been saying that for ten years, dude. Amen.




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#9 13 years ago

the school should not raise children. that is the job of a parent. however, the school is an important part of the socialising process where the child is prepared for society. but there is a difference.




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#10 13 years ago

I think that the government should treat matters of the family the same way I think it should treat every matter: People should be free to do as they wish as long as it does not interfere with another person's rights. Therefore, abuse should be actively prevented in families, but it is not right to create a system where the government gets to decide who may have children based on subjective evaluations of intelligence or abusive characteristics.




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