View Poll Results: Should Parents be held accountable for their children when they kill or harm others?

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  • Sure, that would be a nice change in today's world

    6 13.95%
  • No, Parents can't be there all the time

    2 4.65%
  • Depends on the situation but yes if the saw warnings and ignored them

    28 65.12%
  • Depends on situation but no most of the time as a parent can't be around all the time

    11 25.58%
  • This is a stupid poll.

    1 2.33%
  • Parent, what's a parent?

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Thread: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stupid?

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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    If you're asking about a 17-year old and an action done outside of the view and control of the parent, probably not. If it's a 5-year old and done while the parent is present, absolutely.
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    Depends on the situation but yes if the saw warnings and ignored them

    I can very easily think of situations where a 17-year-old can do something outside the home, and outside the view of the parents that the parents should have at least considered a possibility and should have done something to address and likewise I can think of plenty of things a 5-year-old could do in plain view of the parents that they never could have expected and never could have had time to addressed.

    In the interest of full disclosure, I am the father of a 5-year-old who I keep on a fairly short leash and I nevertheless have VERY good homeowner's insurance.

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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Agreed, that was pure negligence on their part
    There was lots of neglect to go around.
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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    I know of no shooting in our past that would compel me to blame the parents to such a degree that I would hold them accountable.

    I can't even fathom such a hypothetical that isn't completely over the top.

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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    I know of no shooting in our past that would compel me to blame the parents to such a degree that I would hold them accountable.

    I can't even fathom such a hypothetical that isn't completely over the top.
    The Columbine parents deserved something, those boys planned that in their home for months even stock piling weapons with deliveries made to the home. No way that goes on with a good parent.

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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Just curious if parents should be held accountable when their kids do something stupid that causes injury or fatality to others?
    Would really depend, I would say that in most cases....no they shouldn't.
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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Would really depend, I would say that in most cases....no they shouldn't.
    And why is that? because it would require them to be parents?

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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    The Columbine parents deserved something, those boys planned that in their home for months even stock piling weapons with deliveries made to the home. No way that goes on with a good parent.
    That's assumption, you'd have to prove in a court of law that they knew what was going on.
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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    And why is that? because it would require them to be parents?
    Because they aren't the one's making the decisions. Kids are autonomous and make up their own minds, a parent can influence things but all kids are going to make mistakes and be stupid because that's just how the whole thing works. I don't see how one can rightfully be held to consequences of actions they did not initiate.
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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That's assumption, you'd have to prove in a court of law that they knew what was going on.
    You would have to an idiot to not know what your kids are planning in your house for months. Stupdity is not a defense

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    Re: Should Parents be held accountable when their underage children do something stup

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    You would have to an idiot to not know what your kids are planning in your house for months. Stupdity is not a defense
    Meh, if you can prove it in a court of law, then by all means. But in general I'd likely not hold parents criminally responsible for the actions of their kids.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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