The only problem RDY is that the cycle continues on and the cost to taxpayers continues from generation to generation. I would actually love to see a goverment program that removes children from parents who don't take care of them and abuse them. These kids could be cared for by the government until they are adults. There's a lot of potential in these kids. I guess I have a skewed view on the situation because I see the shithole conditions and abuse of these kids first hand and then come home to my girls and treat them like gold. At minimum I would like to knock one of the buzzards out.
I have become more of a realist like you though. It's not insensative to think like that, there is no problem focusing on caring for your friends and family and not really caring about the rest. If I wasn't exposed I can honestly say I wouldn't care and over the years have started to feel more that way.
I get where you're coming from and do agree with you to an extent. If there's a way to help those people, I think it should be done but the government is not the answer. If there can be an approach that doesn't involve the government, other than maybe tax incentives to charities and foster families who do it of their own free will, then I'm cool with it. Don't throw my tax dollars at it though.
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Good on you, man. I can't tell you how many family members were all ready to donate bone marrow for my dad, until they realized they'd have to go through the system. Then they wanted nothing to do with it.
Oh trust me... I've read up on the procedure. It's going to fucking suck, no doubt about it. I can't stand seeing him in that condition though, especially when he just lost his dad 2 years ago to cancer. His confidence in healing is shot because he lost his dad to the same thing. If the consequence of me going through that mess will ease his suffering and give him a better chance, I'm all for it.
When you have kids you won't have such a tough view like that. Parents really do have more to do with the ultimate attitude of the kid than you think. Yes it's true some can overcome years of abusive or bad parenting, but some never even had a fighting chance. I don't expect you to be able to look at it from a parents view, but I promise you that you will see it at least a little bit different when you have kids of your own. I too also believe you get out of life what you put into it. But some kids really do start off MUCH worse than any of us can imagine. I know exactly what Corey means by what he's saying.
Not having kids. If I did, something would be wrong.
Just because I'm not a parent doesn't mean I haven't seen it. I'm agreeing with you guys that the kids should get help but disagree in using the government to do it. Some people never get a chance, that's true. I do feel bad for them. However, I don't feel it's my call, or the government's call, to FORCE them to do otherwise. That should not be the role of government.