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#267251 - 12/15/08 02:33 PM Re: Thank God We Have Government [Re: king tut]
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Registered: 11/03/05
Posts: 1159
Originally Posted By: king tut
the kids really good, got definite skill and probably pushy parents...

Sadly, all my life I have not encountered a single kid who truly excelled (by an adult standard) at something that was NOT pushed excessively by his or her parents. Surely they must be out there, but I haven't met a one.

Anyway, changing the subject - I'm not ready to condemn government or our system of laws for situations like this. Think about the many hundreds, if not thousands, of falsely-convicted persons who have been exonerated since the advent of DNA evidence. It would be like looking at all those innocent people and saying "Juries wrongly sent these people to jail. Jury trials should be abolished."

Edited by melliferal (12/15/08 02:36 PM)
Children cannot consent; they can only comply.

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#267359 - 12/16/08 08:00 AM Re: Thank God We Have Government [Re: melliferal]
michael banks Offline

Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 1755
Loc: Mojave Desert, Ca

One Question

Is not a child innocences the most important thing.
You are only a child but for a short period of time.
You have all the rest of your life to be adult and do the adult thing.


To own one's shadow is the highest moral act of a human.
-Robert Johnson-

"IT ought never be forgotten that the past is the parent of the future" John C. Calhoun

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#458216 - 01/08/14 05:55 AM Re: Thank God We Have Government [Re: Hauser]
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Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 6387
Loc: 𝒪 𝒦anada

toddlers with tiaras?


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