|A mother who wants her baby, in my opinion, should keep it and do all and everything she can to provide the best life possible for it. Where you and I disagree, primarily, here is that I don't have a problem with my tax dollars assisting her to that en|
Well, Donna, forgive me if I don't believe it is the proper role of government to force me to pay for ignorant people who cannot care for their children yet insist on having them. Your philosophy makes me a slave to their irresponsibility. I am not fathering any children and yet I have to pay for the unwed mothers and absentee fathers, and you are fine with that. I would prefer to provide my money to charities when I choose and in the amount I choose to handle this, but yet my tax money is taken in large amounts to school and help other people's children, making me a partial slave to them. That is what it amounts to. Charity must be offered freely or it is theft.
I understand what you're saying but wouldn't say that MY philosopy makes you a slave.
My philosophy, as far as financial support, includes mothers struggling and securing whatever employment they can, while working at developing skills for increasing their income, utilizing whatever resources they're able from caring family members, and, for sure, having the fathers of the children assume responsibility.
Truth be told, I would prefer the government not help themselves to any part of my income, but I know that's not gonna happen, and of the taxes that I have no choices about paying, I don't have a problem with them going, in part, to others who can use it to better their lives and the lives of their children.
I'm not a supporter of the welfare system which is certainly designed to perpetuate poverty and even encourages single parenthood. That's why I take opportunities, and create opportunities, to educate others of the same (above) and to encourage and assist folks in getting their asses OFF of the welfare rolls.
I"m not a supporter of the public school system which is designed to train students to stay in their "economic place" and to limit their thinking, yet, I did, in fact, as a graduate student create and develop my own whole hardbody, critical thinking and analysis curriculum, and my plan to storm the system as an innovator and change agent. It didn't take long for me to understand that "change" ain't gonna cut it, that the system needs to be torn down and built on a whole new foundation.
I'm not a supporter of the modern day slave system, that is the prison system, within which the majority of inmates are not violent criminals and who are more in need of education, skills, job training, treatment for drug and alcohol addictions, etc. than incarceration. I speak with non-violent offenders in prisons and conduct seminars educating them about the system they allow themselves to fall victim to/within.
Working within the city university system for several years has allowed me associations and learning to create, along with others, programs outside of "the system" - programs more to my liking and more in line with my own agenda.
I don't deal with government grants because government grants mean governmental control, and that would defeat my purpose(s). I'm committed to the point wherein I've come up out of my own pockets, and they ain't that deep, lemme tell ya.
At any rate, the more I work with people of various races, ethnicities, religions and economic backgrounds, in counseling and education, the deeper my level of awareness and the greater my understanding. That's why I do what I do and continue learning. I don't complain much about such matters as my "tax dollars" helping others who may not have had a couple of the opportunities I've had or the loving parents who instilled confidence in me regarding my capabilities to achieve and even excel in most endeavors.
I think there's something about being in my forties too, that lends clarity and understanding to the trite phrase,
"Life's too short."