Originally Posted by River
Yes. Maybe they could go to a family member who can buy them food. There are food banks and food stamps for people who can't afford food. You should not
have a child in your care if you can't feed them.
Under these laws they would be under state control. The government is not a parent, the government is not a nanny, the government is not a human -- government does not know how to take care of children. I say this with experience because I am Native American, I have studied college level NA history, and I've heard plenty of personal testimony from my people on the subject of state care because Native Americans were not deemed responsible enough to take care of their children after government laws forced them from their lands, took their food, their way of life, and their family away from them.
This isn't just an ethnocentric view either, as the same story will be told from the African American, Hispanic American, and even Anglo American.
Every who had to deal with these situations will tell you the same thing with which any sound reason would concur: The government is not in the business to make sure our children are taken care of.
Maybe they would learn you have to feed your kid.
When the economy tanks and businesses lay of thousands of employees, it's not a matter of learning.
I disagree, these people who cannot afford to take care of their children are not a threat to you and me. They are the victims, and victims should not be punished, they should be embraced with help from us.
I don't follow your logic, if someone doesn't feed their dog, they go to jail. If someone doesn't feed their kid, they should go to jail.
Allow me to help:
Western philosophy teaches that if there's a problem then we seek to irradicate it; whether it's health (cancer), foreign relations (military attack against a country), or societal problems (throw victims into jail) -- THIS SOLUTION ONLY CAUSES MORE PROBLEMS.
The cancer will reoccur; the country will fight back; those thrown in jail will be a stress on the tax payer and cause more economic problems which result in more going hungry then more people put in jail.
Whereas we fix the root of the problem. A good diet stops cancer, healthy trade and relations stops war, and focusing on improving the economy stops crime.
Until this western philosophy changes, and our the views and beliefs we developed in such a society, it all continues in a downward spiral.
Just my take on things.