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  •  To be "fair," (0+ / 0-)

    Harris-Perry's statement is reprehensible, too.  Just exactly whom does she think should be responsible for children -- the state of NY?  Children are the complete responsibility of their parents.

    •  Completely responsible? (1+ / 0-)
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      Not completely. You hear now and then some parent(s) trying to pray away a serious illness in a child and refuse to take him to the hospital. They don't deserve to have a child! Others beat their children mercilessly. They don't deserve to have a child. Not all parents are responsible adults.

    •  What happens to children affects us all (1+ / 0-)
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      so we all have an interest in how they are raised, or at least we should. That goes against the conservative notion of 'personal responsibility,' which is more like an excuse for their callousness. They would rather expend resources insulating themselves from a terrible world; we would rather spend them improving it.

      The Stand Your Ground defense is like bleach. It works miracles for whites, but it will ruin your colors. -- Jessica Williams on The Daily Show

      by tytalus on Wed May 07, 2014 at 09:04:29 PM PDT

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