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View Poll Results: Would you support requiring a Parent License
Yes - The decision to become a parent is far too important to take lightly 41 40.20%
No - Having children is a fundamental right that should be totally free of any public involvement 61 59.80%
Voters: 102. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-22-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: NC
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Not sure if this has been a topic raised before...if so, I apologize and will be happy for Mods to delete.

Would you support requiring folks to complete education, training/counseling and obtain a license before having children??
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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Neither of the two options you gave. I would not trust the licensing body to be any smarter or more capable than your average idiot. And I would fear interest in manipulating society on the part of religious zealots.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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No.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:14 AM
 
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No.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:16 AM
 
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Absolutely not. If a measure of this type ever made it into the voting process, I'd fight tooth and nail against it.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:40 AM
 
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No!
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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Do I think some people should not be parents? You betcha.
Do I think there should be a parenting license? No.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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Do I think some people should not be parents? You betcha.
Me too. But I would not trust even myself to choose for someone else.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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No. Only thing regulation gets you is more regulation.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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Me too. But I would not trust even myself to choose for someone else.
Let alone a layer of bureaucracy. Completely agreed!
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