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Old 10-01-2009, 02:32 AM
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Bizarre. Totally bizarre.
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by rkb0305 View Post
so let's threaten them with guns? Is that your solution? These people are doing their jobs.
They are threatening us with guns.

Don't believe me?

Go back through that article, and every place you seen the word "law", or "regulation", think "men with guns".
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:08 PM
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While I think this particular law is ridiculous and totally too strict I was looking at things from a different angle. This actually isn't bizarre at all, most states, if not all, have some sort of law and regulations regarding what constitutes licensing. In my state which is one of the more lenient (SC), you don't need to be licensed if you keep less than five kids. A parent watching few children after school even for money doesn't count.

Anyway, I guess my point is that it is obvious this law needs to be more clearly written and is an example of why we need good lawyers writing these things. My guess is that it wasn't intended to be this strict at all and whoever wrote the law didn't write it thoroughly enough (somehow I doubt that daycare centers have this massive pull). Most of us would agree that actual day care centers should be licensed whether or not they watch the kids in their home or not. So what is the acceptable limit to you?
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by rkb0305 View Post
I agree. I understand that when the govt agency receives a complaint, they are required to follow their policies and procedures and follow up. It is the person who complained who is at fault. I wonder if the person who complained is a licensed daycare provider in the neighborhood? I'm just trying to see what motivation he/she could have had.
I agree. But, from reading the article, it seems that the State also recognises that there is a problem with the law and is moving to change it.

How often does a well meaning law have unintended consequences?
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