"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
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?
Huh. Honestly, I'm torn on this one.
Biggest problem I see is how it would be implemented.
"Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."