Honestly though, I haven't delved that far into it. I just thought it was an interesting debate topic, as to why people would be for and against it.
Unless people know that there are consequences to incorrect behavior and actions, they'll keep doing it.
It was suggested earlier in the thread that a DNA database could be set up. Information collected from DNA analysis not income based.Do you trust that such a program, once instituted, would be limited to strictly income-based determination?
The applications are infinite when one group feels they have the right to limit the rights of others, not in their group. There is always the chance then, that one could fall outside the circle of those making the decisions.
The ideas being espoused in this thread are quite frightening, Chris.
No, but I will agree unfortunately that a very high % of children are born to incompetent parents, usually teenagers/young adults that aren't married.
I would actually support long-term temporary birth control being mandatory for people receiving benefits and free voluntary sterilization for people with inheritable defects or whom cannot raise children. It's just that such measures would be the limit-- the absolute furthest limit-- of negative eugenics programs I could support in good conscience. Anything else would be an infringement of peoples' inherent reproductive rights, which I would have to oppose as forcefully as I would oppose restrictions on abortion or birth control.
But what happens to those women that refuse to voluntarily sterilize themselves but do not (whether out of laziness, stupidiy or whatever reason) make enough money to adequately feed/cloth/house themselves and their children?
Do they starve while living on the streets? Are their children forced to live in extreme poverty because their parents are pathetic and the government will not help without conditions being met?
Imo, you cannot force people to have to do something to get the basic necessities of life.
Emergency food/shelter/medical/dental should be for everybody - no strings attached.
And I emphasize the word 'emergency' - as in government run 'flop houses' with 'soup kitchens' with attached medical/dental clinics.
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