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Old 05-01-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Liberal Coast
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Spain has a very different government with different powers than the American government, though. This kind of thing should be expected.
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:11 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Dangerous precedent. Once the government gets into your home no telling what they are willing to do.
I see this argument used all the time. However, a free for all isn't working out so well either. I guess expecting people to exercise common sense is too much to ask for.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Very interesting, but I don't see how they can enforce this if the parents don't cooperate.
My thought exactly, how is this enforceable? Unless it simply gives parents a legal way to force unruly kids to behave?

What's that word for when parents "divorce" their kids?
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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Spain has a very different government with different powers than the American government, though. This kind of thing should be expected.
It's a good reminder how much freedom from government intrusion we do have in this country. (although I see that slowly being chipped away).

It amazes me the laws passed in European countries that could never pass here. The best is the one that makes it a crime to Deny the Holocaust.
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I think the enforcement would come from peer pressure. You get your kids to do the dishes etc. but the neighbor can get his to do the same. He gets mad at his kids and threatens till they finally do, then the parents who don't bother trying find themselves the only ones and people are looking at them funny, so they finally go along with it.

We have given our kids too soft a life and showered them with various toys to keep them occupied. To grow up to be responsible adults they need to learn early. There could even be and after-school program where they would do some real work - something simple according to their age. Light assembly, packing parts, filing bags, sweeping the floors....they could do the cleaning up of the school too. Picking up pieces of paper, emptying the waste cans etc. After all most moms work and school lets out befor mom gets home. This would keep the kids out of trouble and maybe they would be tired enough to get to bed when told without objecting.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:42 PM
 
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Good Policy.... maybe it will help usher a sense of responsibility into the way the past two generations have bred self-centered focus, greed and avarice and material pursuits by any means into the offspring's.
At least Spain is trying... what are we doing ?

We have kids now who will kill up the who school if they don't get patronized or popularity. We have kids that plot to kill the teacher, plot to set up the teacher into some scam to get the teacher fired, we have kids who kill their own family, and we have kids now who kill, just because they want to know what it feels like to kill. By 13 many have tried more drugs than many people can even name. We now promote youth homosexuality as if its a new fad. Fashion industry has used young girls like its a tool chest to promote everything provocative it can imagine to present in public display.
Kids are killing kids like its a video game. all teen movies are nothing but training tools for "seduction tactics". they can't even watch a Prime Time So called Family show, that is not riddled with 'sexual innuendo's", that is the basis of the punch lines which are played out to a laugh track.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:47 PM
 
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I think my idea of a Draft
Reinstate "The Draft" - (Not what you think) is far better for the U.S. Youth. and may even be a good program for Foreign countries as well.
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