Vilepagan wrote:Source of the post Well, you speak of rights that are "given to us' and I would speak of rights we have as citizens of this country. IMO, rights aren't "given" or "granted" by anyone or anything, they are our birthright as citizens of this country and we are born with them regardless of any action or inaction by another party.
As to "responsibility", I've given you my opinion of that, but perhaps you could provide an example or two of these "responsibilities" you speak of.
Bick wrote:Source of the post Cray's example of the responsibility that goes with the right of free speech is a good one. Freedom of speech lately is a pretty good topic. I believe there are groups that actively work against this right.
As it relates to a woman's rights to her body, I believe she alone has the responsibility to raise the child or pay for the abortion if she engages in activities that lead to the consequence of an unwanted pregnancy. Do you agree?
MDDad wrote:Source of the post Jesus, VP, do you have a rough estimate as to how many "unwanted children die in misery in the gutter" in America every year, or was that just a blatant attempt at sensationalism?
MDDad wrote:Source of the post Jesus, VP...
Bick wrote:Source of the post VP - Here's the rub on the safety net you're advocating. Like all safety nets, it makes the consequences of risky behavior less severe...
I also believe that is the genesis of the current problems with crime / gangs they face in their communities. Without fathers at home, they're seeking their "families" on the street.
My "fix" to this would be to stop rewarding these women by providing assistance for their kids on a go forward basis. If they are unable to care for those kids, and no relatives would support them, they would go into a foster system. I would support increased funding for a foster care system that would be subsidized by the reduction in welfare.
Vilepagan wrote:Source of the post Yes it does, and it can have the effect of encouraging the very behavior you're "safety-netting", but I think it's preferable to letting these kids fall through the cracks.
broman wrote:Source of the post Access to public assistance or a increasing amount of public assistance is not a primary factor when it comes to single women having children. One big change that took place in the 1970's was that it was a culture norm to wait until you had a career to start a family. Not a job, a career in which you had formal training.
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