Re: Paying for Schools (was: SOCIETY: Re: The privatization of public security)

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sat Aug 25 2001 - 23:16:00 MDT

>From: "J. R. Molloy" <>

>From: "Zero Powers" <>
> > The simple fact is that a welfare mother is not likely to be able to
> > to pay *anything* to educate her children.
>I think deadbeats who bring children into the world without the means to
>adequately support them should be punished for this unconscionable abuse
>negligence, and the children should be placed with more responsible

A few questions:

What of the inalienable right to procreate? Should that be limited only to
the fiscally fit? Should that right be denied to the poor? If so, why
don't we just sterilize everyone living in poverty until they can prove that
they are financially responsible enough to have the procedure reversed?
Sound a little Orwellian?

Do you think children would be better off in foster care than with their own
loving parents, simply because the parents are poor? Have you ever known
anyone raised in the foster care system?


"I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking
that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.
Has to be." -- George Taylor _Planet of the Apes_ (1968)

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