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

Date:2019-03-11 11:58:54
In Reply To:Re: Civil liability doesn't work in cases like this by squarooticus
Sure. I'll just say that in this case, I'm offering these people an out: opt-in, or opt-out and stay away from the overwhelming majority who've opted-in. They can go set up a compound in the woods with other similarly-minded folks, and reap the consequences. Seems reasonable.
It isn't a "if you don't like it, you can just get out" argument?
Yup. Some issues are complex and messy. This is why ideology is never a complete solution. I freely admit (and have said as such here) that my views on a lot of this have changed to be much more practical and far less ideological.
Cool that you're not static. Respect.
I try to stay open minded myself, and not consider the political debate to be black and white. It can be hard.
What's the alternative then? How do you punish the parent if they refuse to comply?
You literally just proposed an alternative: fines.
What happens if they refuse to pay, or can't pay? Assuming that taking the kids away (or anything equivalent, like imprisonment) is off the table.
For the extreme cases, I'd probably go with the unfortunate event of forcing the children to take the injection. Just as I'd provide medical care, education, warm clothes. Etc. if the parents failed in doing so. But... it's hard to define exactly when a case is "extreme".
Main Page