Re: Civil liability doesn't work in cases like this

Date:2019-03-07 18:14:49
Edited:2019-03-07 18:15:36
In Reply To:Re: Civil liability doesn't work in cases like this by squarooticus
Where exactly do you draw the line for neglect? I think we can all agree that not feeding your children constitutes neglect. Does not vaccinating them count?
Yes, I would say exposing your children to potentially deadly disease would be neglect. If you let them play with used needles they found in a garbage bag, you'd get arrested. Not vaccinating is less extreme, but of the same order.
And if so, how do you guarantee you're going to move them to someplace better?
You can't. Not being neglected is better than being neglected, but beyond that there aren't guarantees. Just like there aren't guarantees a parent isn't going to be terrible to their own kid. For instance, that Michael Jackson documentary tells how the parents were delivering their kids straight to MJ's bedroom. Those kids were otherwise loved.
You make this sound simple. I assure you it isn't.
No, it isn't simple, but there are aspects of it that should be. The simple part is saying we don't give credence to belief in absolute pseudo-scientific bullshit (not religion, mind you, - that's an entirely different argument - but the junk science behind the scare campaign).
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