Heaven's gonna burn your eyes
16th April 2005
Should their be a set of discouragments (or restrictions?) for parents to have children?
Children need parents that meet certain levels of financial and emotional stability, as well as time and love to best care for them. Also, two parent families (hetero or same-sex doesn't seem to matter much) are much more likely to provide the care and stability a child needs.
A family with both parents working long hours just to meet basic requirements will often lead to neglect of the child, which will in turn give the child social and learning difficulties. Violent parents also can kill, wound, or desensitise their children to grave violence, which is hardly beneficial.
Parents often bemoan the fact that there was never a manual to children, and the job is tougher and more varied than they are prepared for.
So why not a system that ensures those who have kids are ready and able to deal with them?
7th December 2003
In principle I agree with the idea, but at least here we desperately need more children or the rental system will ultimately collapse, so I'd say you should create incentives for good parenting instead of discouraging potential parents.
You could also invest some money in education-programs for parents, organizations that intervene as soon as parents neglect their duties and laws that allow parents to take holidays from work for a while.
I didn't make it!
Yes. Human beings aren't as intelligent as others, your next door neighbor could potentially be raising the kid that is going to shit all over your lawn and write graffiti all over your fence. When parents raise their children wrong, they grow little degenerate shitheads that can't control themselves. Come to America, and see gangbangers in action and you'll understand what I mean.
27th April 2003
People will end up having children whether they're licensced to or not, so think about this.
Parents having said children unlicensed would probably not as such be able to "claim" those children for taxes and other financial things that exist.
So, I'd say putting the money into better programs instead of a license program that would expand the poverty problem for children would be a better idea. You're not gonna get rid of gangbangers by making them more impoverished than they already are.
I'm too cool to Post
16th October 2003
True..what can we really do to curtail it other than becoming China, where girls are killed in favor of boys.
But I go for the moderate license idea..
17th June 2002
A licence to breed would be the epitome of an oppressive society.
I chose an eternity of this
6th January 2005
Having children is a basic biological function and thus there is no way (and there shouldn't be) to stop anyone from having them. Yes, there will always be bad parents. But i don't believe there is any test that could sufficiently determine a person's parenting skills before they have a child.
Italicised no more
14th August 2004
It is not the duty of the government to dictate who should have children and who shouldn't. They should provide help and support for families who need it instead.
I'm too cool to Post
16th October 2003
A catch 22...
Help them make babies and more bills Or restrict them and lose personal freedoms.
I say the answer is education. It seems like some of us just don't have enough knowledge. America keeps that knowledge behind closed doors of tuition and loans.
Do we really have any hope if that which we need isn't given freely?
8th April 2005
Mr. MattA licence to breed would be the epitome of an oppressive society.
Agreed and the system would also create huge bureaucracy & 2nd class crime which would unnecessarily burden police resources from fighting against real crime. Educating people about getting children & parenting through volunteer courses in educational institutes and public campaigns is the way to go. Increased shackling of people by the government is not what we need or want.