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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    ah yes

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    well maybe i was stretching things a bit.



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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Why allow your kids to ruin their own lives when you could just raise them right in the first place? If your kids are ignoring you, maybe it's not them that's doing something wrong.
    My parents did everything right with me and I still had urges to do bad things. I restrained myself, but I know other kids that had similar parents but the kids just didn't care. Kids are an entirely new breed.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    your last point is sound. however, this society has gone way too far in excusing and cleaning up the mistakes of people and that only encourages the mistakes to be repeated. I couldn't care less if 17 year olds engage in responsible protected sex. Religion plays no role in my views. But I tire of the attitude that it takes a village to keep some horn dog from knocking up little miss hottotrotcrotch
    But if doing so actually costs less for the taxpayer? For a lot of these types of programs, I think they do actually cost more to implement, but not this one. I tire of that sort of attitude as well, but I like paying money less, and that is why I would probably support this program.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Personal responsibility should trump fun or pleasure.
    Key word: Should
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    But if doing so actually costs less for the taxpayer? For a lot of these types of programs, I think they do actually cost more to implement, but not this one. I tire of that sort of attitude as well, but I like paying money less, and that is why I would probably support this program.
    That's kind of how I feel. I'm not sure if it would do any good, but it might be worth a try. It's much more expensive to pay for a mother and a child than it is to pay some condoms.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    I agree. And if I could change the culture I would but I can't, and I don't believe expecting it to be changed is realistic. Therefore, I think we should make decisions that actually work in this world, not what they should be if everything was perfect.
    You need to realize that you're contributing to the problem. If you agree then saying "they're soft, so I'll be soft too" is settling for lower standards than you believe in which are perfectly reasonable. Jumping straight to the 10th floor is unrealistic, but getting there one step at a time isn't. We need to get back in the right direction.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That might be true, but there are always going to be those teens that are more risque. It's the age, the hormones, the whole maturing process. It's completely normal for teens to pull away from their parents and experiment with things. Unfortunately, sometimes those things lead to bad outcomes.
    Then those teens can experience the consequences and hopefully learn their lessons. If they get pregnant then they can be held to their responsibilities as a parent, just like my mother was.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    You need to realize that you're contributing to the problem. If you agree then saying "they're soft, so I'll be soft too" is settling for lower standards than you believe in which are perfectly reasonable. Jumping straight to the 10th floor is unrealistic, but getting there one step at a time isn't. We need to get back in the right direction.
    Maybe. But I don't think we have enough people like that to get back to the 10th floor. I'll take what I can get, rather than fighting a losing battle and ending up worse off.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I love how liberals are using the downside of liberal programs to promote more liberal programs. It never ceases to amaze me that liberals don't find that logic flat out retarded.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Then those teens can experience the consequences and hopefully learn their lessons. If they get pregnant then they can be held to their responsibilities as a parent, just like my mother was.
    Then you have more people collecting benefits, which is very expensive. Much more expensive to pay to raise a child.

    Let's face it a 15 or 16-year-old mom doesn't have very many options.

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