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  •  Technically that's not true - (0+ / 0-)
    Children are the property of their parents

    The state can intervene, take children from their parents, put the kids in foster homes, and can terminate parents' rights.

    "Rights" though says it all - parents are given the benefit of the doubt if they abuse their kids.  State agensies can intervene, but usually only in obviously bad circumstances.

     And the number of kids that have been taken by the states from foster homes and returned to parents [because the state wants to keep the family together] who ultimately kill them is a very tragic number.

    HylasBrook @62 - fiesty, fiery, and fierce

    by HylasBrook on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 10:51:05 AM PDT

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    •  Nope (1+ / 0-)
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      sure isnt. That was true in the dark ages (not that long ago...).

      Beat your kid you go to jail. Starve your kid you go to jail. Refuse your kid an education you go to jail. etc etc. We finally treat children as this country as independant human beings. Though that isnt saying much as we dont treat human beings very well.

      A man is born as many men but dies as a single one.--Martin Heidegger

      by cdreid on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 11:10:40 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, and if the state intends to (1+ / 0-)
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      terminate parental rights, the parents must be provided legal counsel, if they can't afford to hire their own, just as if a person were to contest an eminent domain taking of land.
      Legally, children are property which can be removed, if it's not cared for properly.  
      There's a reason why the U.S. along with Somalia has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Ownership of property has long trumped human rights.  In part that's because private property has long served as a sop to disguise that human rights are easily ignored.  Consider, for example, the forced relocation of Japanese Americans and the taking of Native children from their parents.  That happened within living memory.

      by hannah on Fri Apr 01, 2011 at 11:43:04 AM PDT

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