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I will agree to those that say we should have a one child per family policy as over population is a big concern of mine. Democracy is not the best system be far, however its the best we got really.
But, overpopulation isn't
a huge problem in educated, post industrial societies. It's a problem in Developing Nations.
I would feel that our right to live as we decide is best for us was being seriously eroded if this were put into place.
And how would it be implemented? I REFUSE to take hormonal birth control, use an IUD, have the blood and nerves to my ovaries and uterus compromised with a Tubal Ligation and I'm allergic to latex. My Man and I use withdrawal, which many people think "doesn't work." How would this be enforced? I don't like the specter of forced sterilization or worse. We have the right to Reproductive Freedom in this country. If that means choosing no children, that's fine, if it means abortion, fine, if it means I
can have as many children or as few children as I choose is right for me, as do you, it's all part of the same Freedom.
My Man and I also have more children than "the average." (What is that now, about 2? 2.5?) I LOVE my children. I can afford my children. I CHOSE to have them. It's MY choice to have them, just as it's someone else's choice to not have them or to do whatever they can to avoid having them.
I think in a country that allows reproductive freedom, BOTH sides need to be represented. The freedom to avoid
becoming a parent, as well as the freedom to have
as many children as you and your partner desire. Birth Control for all who desire it, abortion on request, and those who want children should have the freedom to have them. That is part of Freedom as a whole.
As for taxing, I pay for things in my taxes I don't agree with or use, it is the entire country's responsibility, in order to uphold Social Order, to make sure all children are properly educated. And pay for that education with taxes. IMO, that should extend THROUGH Graduate School. We need to stay competitive in the National Sphere and Educated Population is the best way to do that.
Children are a huge part of my life. And they are a part of a lot of other people's lives as well. Yes, a LOT of people have kids who probably have no business doing so, but it isn't MY decision to say who has a "right" to have kids and who doesn't. Anymore than the law should say people should
have children. Every person needs to decide what works for THEIR own life. No kids, one kid, or many. The Government should NEVER be involved in dictating either the forcing
of parenthood or the denying
of it. That smacks of Big Brother.
Just my opinion.