View Poll Results: A license to have children?

Voters
122. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    31 25.41%
  • No

    85 69.67%
  • Undecided

    6 4.92%
Page 10 of 80 FirstFirst ... 891011122060 ... LastLast
Results 91 to 100 of 792

Thread: A license to have children [W:81]

  1. #91
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:00 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,663

    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I voted yes, there are way too many uncontrolled kids today. Many parents simply turn them loose on society.
    many times its only ONE parent

    and that is part of the problem



  2. #92
    Teacher of All Things


    Josie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    28,358

    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    For those of you who said yes....what would be the punishment for getting pregnant without a license?


  3. #93
    Sage

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:30 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    8,180

    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    It would have zero control over responsible parents.
    That's the next dimension of this discussion: maybe it should.

    There are plenty of responsible, productive people who are, I would presume, nonetheless pretty much oblivious to the needs of their children at each developmental stage. They don't know how to soothe a crying newborn, they talk to their infants/young children like they're adults (really they're more like cavemen), they try to be "friends" with their teenagers, and so on and so forth.

  4. #94
    On Vacation
    joko104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:41 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    31,568
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Yup, I'd require it. Income and intelligence would be 2 immediate factors I'd use as criteria.

    Eugenics and economic prejudice all in one sentence.

  5. #95
    Sage

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:30 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    8,180

    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    For those of you who said yes....what would be the punishment for getting pregnant without a license?
    No baby shower.

    Hm, no, that's no good.

    Mandatory child development classes?

    Hm. Good question.

  6. #96
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:00 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,663

    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    For those of you who said yes....what would be the punishment for getting pregnant without a license?
    might be a good time for government provided abortion?



  7. #97
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Theoretical Physics Lab
    Last Seen
    01-06-15 @ 11:06 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    25,120

    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Eugenics and economic prejudice all in one sentence.
    America would be better if it had more economic prejudice.

    I apologize for not being in love with an entitlement society.

  8. #98
    Global Moderator
    Moderator

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    36,909

    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Yup, I'd require it. Income and intelligence would be 2 immediate factors I'd use as criteria.
    Income's easy to measure; intelligence is not. There are incredibly bright and talented folks with little formal education and dummies with doctorates. So that's problematic.

  9. #99
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Last Seen
    02-18-14 @ 08:18 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    5,660

    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    many times its only ONE parent

    and that is part of the problem
    I think they should have to show they can support the child including healthcare with a strong financial plan laid out for higher education.

  10. #100
    Professor
    Baralis's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    MO
    Last Seen
    12-05-17 @ 03:53 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    2,394
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    I balk at having government issuing licenses to have children. The implications, of how it could possibly be enforced and regulated, are quite chilling.

    What are the criteria? Passing a course? Proof of income? How much is enough? Does a doctor have to check for license? Does the hospital? What if people have kids without a license? What is the penalty?

    Then we have opened the door to other things like age? Is there a cutoff? Health? Testing for genetic diseases? See where I'm going?

    I agree, there are way too many poorly prepared, negligent and abusive parents.

    Maybe we'd be better of requiring full blown parenting classes in high school? Middle school? We have health and sex ed. Why not parenting? I know. That's probably a whole kettle of fish, but just throwing it out there.

    I just can't cotton to having the government in our bedrooms.
    I think that could be quite simple given a little time. Each person born is allowed 1.0 point and each child they produce counts as 0.5. Therefor each child costs their parent a total of 1 point worth (0.5 per parent). This way a person could have a child with two different people and not be limited to a single partner yet we would only allow 1 child per person overall lowering the population over time. Once a person reaches their allocated 1.0 limit they are fixed. Given time a DNA database could in minutes verify both parents of a child.

Page 10 of 80 FirstFirst ... 891011122060 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •