From Facebook Tupelo Talks

Was recently reading an “out in right field” article about responsibility. The article was proposing that, in order, to have a child the father should have to have achieved a certain level of education and employment. The rational is not so very wrongheaded. Think about it, you must have a license to drive a vehicle, you must have proof of insurance to drive that car. To be a doctor, teacher, nurse, CPA, contractor, commercial truck driver etc you must pass tests showing your expertise in you area. Restaurants, hotels, places of assembly etc all have an inspection of some forum to protect the general public. Some level of safety is thus guaranteed to the public. Could such a responsibility policy eliminate abortion? What we do not require is a level of proficiency to have children. When poverty is growing faster than those paying the tab, should we not consider some level of skill to have a child. Think about our school system, health care, etc. A male responsibility law. Forget the condoms, birth control etc being taught or not in school. How about teaching¬† the “Responsibility LAW.¬† Boy, what a outrage that would cause by just about everyone publicly but I wonder how many would like to see a MALE proof of responsibility license to have a child. Since inception is impossible without a male component and since single family women mostly end up in poverty, the male should be required to show proof or responsibility. Having a child with out proof of responsibility results in your, the male, doing community service or paying a livable child support check each month until the child reaches 18. Government wants to protect us from everything that could cause us damage, how about protecting us from stupid child bearing. There are presently laws on the books requiring responsibility for fathering a child. It is time they be enforced.
My apologies to JNewman for transferring this post without approval.

2 Responses to “From Facebook Tupelo Talks”

  1. Lisa says:

    This post brings up a bigger issue. How does society get humans to cooperate and live together in peace?
    The political philosophy of organization to benefit the most is called unitarism, that everyone work as a team. Utilitarianism is a theory in normative ethics holding that the proper course of action is the one that maximizes utility, specifically defined as maximizing happiness and reducing suffering.

    In a world of freedom and individual liberty neither one is possible. If you force unwilling people to do something they do not want to do even for the benefit of others you create problems. We have millions of laws and most are not enforced, some for practical reasons some that benefit a few, but many simply because the tax payer can not afford the enforcement. Only 10% of crime is caught and punished. We have over 3 million in prison as we now pay for profit prisons that make more the more they hold. We have laws protecting prisoners from harsh punishment and in many cases support our prisoners much better than third world countries live, including free medical care. Remember 5000 children and 23000 adults die each day due to lack of clean water or food.

    Is our government here to protect our rights? Exactly what are rights? Does the government have the responsibility to keep its citizens alive as long as possible?
    What are the responsibilities of the citizen and the responsibilities government? These questions need answers before we can expect government to be our savor.

  2. Lisa says:

    The offspring of promiscuous baboon males are more successful when they have contact with their father, scientists have found.

    A study by a team of European researchers has documented increased feeding success when foraging with adult male baboons.

    Paternity analyses allowed the scientists to determine whether the males were, in fact, the fathers.

    The findings are published in the journal Behavioural Ecology.

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