So my readers I have been at this for just a smidgen over two months and this will be my 100th blog. While I admit many of them are re-blogs, all of the content I have posted I care about, and I hope my words, discombobulated as they may be (YES! Spelled it right on the first try.) have guided and shaped you all in some way.
I wanted to talk today about something that is a bit old, a comment made by a woman named Melissa Harris-Perry who is a host to MSNBC.
I have no children to date. There is no personal reason for that, my wife and I both love kids and desire greatly to have one, it just hasn’t happened. That being said, I personally do not believe that my future children belong to the community. They will be my responsibility. I will feed them with my own money, I will bathe them with my own hands, and I will shape them with my own wisdom.
I am however torn. I recall stories from my grandma about how some people her parents knew would not hesitate to scold her or punish her on the spot if she was misbehaving. I long for the old days when children were behaved, had manners and followed the rules, if for no other reason than to avoid punishment from whomever catches them being bad. The thought of being able to trust others with my future children to that extent scares me some what though.
This is not the real issue with what this host said. The real issue I think is that she proposes the solution to our educational system is to remove the individual parents in exchange for some sort of communist community that rules all by all.
What do you ladies and gents think about this statement from Melissa Harris-Perry? Do your children belong to you? Should they belong to the community? Will sharing responsibility for other children improve anything concerning children?