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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Well I'm convinced. I don't think we should have licenses to be doctors either. I think you should be able to treat anyone who wants you to treat them by saying, "I'm a doctor, I can treat you".
    Haha, interesting challenge. We tend to require licenses to do damn near everything EXCEPT the most important thing in any human's life, which is to be its parent.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Haha, interesting challenge. We tend to require licenses to do damn near everything EXCEPT the most important thing in any human's life, which is to be its parent.
    I definitely think it would be interesting. And hey - less government.

    Ignore the mess it'd make. Government and taxpayer money can fix it. Apparently liberals think that it's always in supply.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective-J View Post
    My answer is no of course not, actually HELL NO lol

    while i can understand the desire, this type of infringement on freedom is no good

    heres a question

    what happens if someone has a child with out a license? then what
    Exactly.

    Why are people so quick to secede their reproductive rights?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    In some cases, yes, and that should be harshly punished. Children are not possessions.
    How can you punish motivations and sub-par parenting?

    Eve though I may agree with you... this kind of thinking leads to some scary things, which makes me wonder if It is correct after all. It leads to situations like Brave New World... where the only justified means of actually solving the parenting problem is have all children being raised by government institutions. Our current laws suggests a parents does have ownership over their child so it prevents this from happening, but what if they didn't?

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

    Huh. Honestly, I'm torn on this one.

    Biggest problem I see is how it would be implemented.
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    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you should freely have as many children as you can afford

    but once you start imposing costs on the rest of us by breeding when you cannot pay for your spawn then the rest of us should have some say in your activities that impose costs on us
    I'm disturbed that rhetoric employed by German eugenicists is taking root here.
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    Re: A license to have children [W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Ironically, you unconsciously allow it when you bail out EVERY last poor idiot who has a child he or she cannot afford.

    It reminds me of these kids who grow up to be teen parents, jailbirds, and delinquents when their parents impart nothing to them. Just let them do whatever they want. "Parenting".
    Sometimes kids who grow up to be teen parents, jailbirds, and delinquents come from good homes in which "normal" and "fair" and, yes, "good" were modeled. Don't forget those parents who gave their all but yet had to deal with recalcitrant rebels and "bad seeds."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I definitely think it would be interesting. And hey - less government.

    Ignore the mess it'd make. Government and taxpayer money can fix it. Apparently liberals think that it's always in supply.
    What happens if someone has a child without a license Gipper?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    What happens if someone has a child without a license Gipper?
    Well, what happens in other circumstances in which a license is required but not held as required?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    What happens if someone has a child without a license Gipper?
    No benefits.

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