Should The Government Have Say In How Many Childern Your Allowed To Have?

@krizz420 (4389)
Canada
November 7, 2006 9:03am CST
I think in some countries like Africa or China there should be some kinda of limit. Then you got people having kids to collect welfare checks. So ya I think there should be some Government action taken over!
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7 responses
• Netherlands
7 Nov 06
It is dangerous to give governments too much control. They already have too much say in your personal affairs, but allowing them the ability decide things in your life is scarey if not insane. I understand your reasoning, because people don't always make the right choices or don't have any self control or common sense. It is true that people who live in poverty generally tend to have more children. This would be something that would give them more stress, but yet they continue to do it anyway. Who knows what they are thinking. However it is also true that countries with social services like welfare tend to have lazy people who pop out the babies to make the checks bigger. They shouldn't be limited by law how many they should have, rather the welfare systems should be reformed so that people DON'T choose to do this. The welfare system should be more difficult to stay on. The people who use it should have to put more effort in becoming self reliant or risk losing it. The people should be forced to get off their butts and be contributing members. This is what should be done. If welfare is made to be something that requires effort, then it is less likely that lazy people will want to stay on it, but those who simply need it as a temporary helper would see no problem putting more effort out.
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@krizz420 (4389)
• Canada
7 Nov 06
Good points! Thank You
@Sm00tH (2040)
• Belgium
7 Nov 06
hell no! a couple has to be able to determine for themselves how many children they want! no gouvernment should be involved in that choice, it is too personal.
@krizz420 (4389)
• Canada
7 Nov 06
In a way I agree but what about over population or hunger? People should really be prepared if your going to have kids. There has to be some kind of population control soon or we'll ending up using all our resources like food, clean water then what cannablisim? Just my opinion thats all!
• United States
7 Nov 06
In general, it should be a private decision. But, if you are expecting the government to support your kid, then the government gets to say how many you have. After all, the government is now affected by the decision.
@magikrose (5425)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I have to agree with you. In certain areas it should be monitored. The thing with that is then there will be people who will have children in private and not say anything. What happened to me is I left my sons father and went on State Assistance or also known as Welfare, to help me get on my feet. What they did was offer me training in a field of my choice, after the training was over I got a certificate and they set up interviews for us to go on for jobs in that field to help us get back in the work force and get off welfare faster. I have to say it helped me a whole lot. That is what they need to do in Africa and some of those third world countries. To help them get out of poverty.
@krizz420 (4389)
• Canada
7 Nov 06
Dont get me wrong or anything Im not saying everyone on welfare is like that but I know people who just have kids for free checks from welfare. Im glad to hear everything worked out for you and am really glad to hear you bettered yourself through one of those programs. I hope all works out in the long term for you! Thanks for your input!
@magikrose (5425)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I understood you wernt attacking those who are on welfare. I have to agree with you there are those who abuse the system jusst because they are lazy and dont want to get a job, or dont have the training to get a decent job. I have been off welfare for many years now for the simple reason that i am married now and I have a wonderfull husband. He makes decent money that I dont have to work unless I really want to. The thing is today Day Care is way too expensive and not worth it.
• United States
7 Nov 06
a big family - JUST A BIG FAMILY
I have mixed felling about this. Ok I will started with why I think they should. I believe that if you have 5 kids and living completely off of welfare and not tring to help your self then yes you should be stoped from haveing more kids. Because you cannot take care of the ones that you already have. So it is for the benefit of the furture child/ren to put a stop to it. Now ot ge me wrong we all go though a ruff time and may need a little help from someone I don't have a problem with that it is the ones who do nothen. Ok now why I believe that they should not. If you are a hard working person taken cae of your child/ren than you can make that choice on your own. Only you know how much love you can give. You are the onewho knows how many kids you can afford to have.
@suzieque (2342)
• Canada
7 Nov 06
Yes I do believe they should have a say with countries such as China and Africa. In China, it is crowded and overpopulated. And I heard it was a common thing to have 6 children in the past. And most of the families can not support it. It leads to starvation and hunger, not to mention diseases if they are malnurished. China has inplemented one and I think it is better that way. And good question, I gave you a good rating!
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
7 Nov 06
China did institute a one-child policy in 1979. The problem with framing it as a question of being "allowed" to have children, is that people's very basic rights are involved. I've read about forced sterilizations and forced abortions, which are some of the most horrific crimes against a person I can imagine. I think governments do better to ENCOURAGE people to limit the number of children they have through more ethical measures. They can invest in educating citizens about birth control, fund it so no one has to pay for it, or even offer financial incentives to people to refrain from having children.
• United States
7 Nov 06
You can have as many kids as you want, but you gotta support them most of the time. Everyone has difficulties occassionaly and we should help then. But, if you know you can't support the kid over the long term, don't have the kid. We know where babies come from, you can NOT get pregnant.