The Government or the Tax Payers are not your Babies Daddy.
I have nothing against teen mothers getting a good education but we tax payers have enough to pay for since this has become a Welfare Nation with only 40% or a little more of us working people paying the bill.
Here we go with another government sponsored initiative to remove responsibility and accountability from people’s lives. It is a recurring theme in America today. Do what you want, when you want, how you want. There will be no consequences. You will not be responsible for your actions. Somebody else will pay your dues for you. Sad and getting sadder.
Another band-aid fix to the larger problem that parents aren't teaching personal responsibility to their children. In many cases, the daycare facility users may come from single-parent homes, which just enables and perpetuates the problem to another generation.
As a nation, we have to figure out that there are numerous aspects of our culture that contribute to this. Unless we fix them all, our society will continue to decay.
A good start would be to put daily devotion, pledge of allegence, and corporal punnishment back into the public schools.
Many of the children of this age are being brought up in the"nanny state" with less than adequate discipline and virtually zero religion.
This country became the most powerful nation in the history of the world through strong work ethic and individual responsibility.
Nobody is entitled to anything more than the right to the chance to make something of themselves.
There are too many folks looking for a handout instead of a hand up.
Daycare centers in public schools sends the wrong message to the students.
"This country became the most powerful nation in the history of the world through strong work ethic and individual responsibility."
Well said, TOT. Our country didn't become great by accident. And as these essential qualities are valued less and less over time, the foundation of our our society crumbles. One should not underestimate the value of religion in buttressing the moral foundation of a society either. When people wonder why things always seem to be getting worse, they should think long and hard about the direction our society is going. When human life is devalued; when important societal institutions like marriage are perverted; and when honesty and the application of the Golden Rule become scarce, we all lose.
Religion and the absense of it has put us in this situation.
sebe we are in trouble.
Lets raise a little you know what.
Oh,I don't know, TOT....it seems to me that most people come here to raise a little you know what.
That's why it's the sandbox....
I don't like the term "sandbox" nor do I want to be a player in any such situation.
I'd rather take myself more serious than to think that I was playing in a sandbox.
The expressed word is what this medium is all about.
We need to be serious about just what we advocate. And we need to be open to revelation of being wrong in our individual stances sometimes.
The term "sandbox" has been my sarcastic description of this place when "raising a little you know what" has been more the rule than the exception - especially when bullying, "dust-ups," and name-calling were the rule rather than the exception. It's NOT a sandbox when people respectfully debate the issues and allow for the diversity of opinion that is the hallmark of this Great Melting Pot. We've seen a whole lot more of the latter recently, which I think is a good thing.
But it can return to a sandbox if we let it....
...but as Jimmy has said many times before, we must be careful not to take ourselves TOO seriously...
Nevertheless it appears to me that this medium is going to forever be becoming an increasing portion of what is left of the forth estate.
The forth estate has crumbled in my lifetime.
The result is broadcast media which, not only is untruthful but outright dishonest.
I would love to have a blog site which only allowed comments from those participants who were thoroughly identified.
Until that happens this is all that we seem to have at our disposal.
Lets all at once avoid "taking ourselves too seriously" and also refrain from allowing this exchange to become nothing more than trivial pursuit.
I think this is a travesty. There are not enough tax dollars for education and schools as it is. This is nothing but rewarding stupid, irresponsible behavior. Now, if the students with the kids worked at night cleaning the schools or something to pay for the daycare it would be just great. But sadly we all know it is our tax dollars being misused again.
Yes they could work at night so the childcare was paid for.
That would not serve the best interest of the child of the child.
We can all post our feelings of anger, resentment, disgust or just whatever but the reality is that the family unit has all but disappeared as we knew it in the forties and fifties.
Yesterday as I spent some time listening to old music, which I love, I came across Elvis doing In The Ghetto.
What a touching song.
I will attempt to get a copy of the words to the song so that I might post them on this site.
In the Ghetto tells the story of where this society has declined to rest.
Sad but true.