Some may be very offended by this post BE WARNED
I like to consider myself a liberal , but sometimes I wonder if I am really at heart,
After reading Mrs Mom's Post Dealing With Thugs, and watching our daily local news of gang shootings, drug dealing and Robbery and Murders it makes me think maybe I am much more right wing than I think I am,
Let me talk first about what being a parent is and should be,
Loving, Nurturing, Life Teaching, Providing For and teaching your children between right and wrong ( The last is fundamental to children turning into valued members of society ).
Now I consider many of the problems we see on the streets are due to 3 causes
1. Poor Education ( why are inner city schools 30 + kids per class and and the burbs less than 25 per class ) something seems cockeyed.
2. Easy Route To Money ( Just bloody Lazy ) sometimes makes me think conscription might be a good thing to build the work ethic in
3. Not learning from parents The difference between right and wrong and not being disciplined by parents.
This is my solution ( Please try not to be offended )
If parents do not exercise their responsibilities to parent make them responsible for their children's crimes
1. Fine parents if children under 16 habitually commit crimes , if they can not pay fines PUT THEM IN JAIL ( Crime of having children and not being parents ).
2. Take away all forms of government assistance
Hopefully the threat itself might make parents more responsible and very few would be forced to suffer the consequences if not then they will get what they deserve.
Woops suppose this could be considered extreme right wing and I apologize to those who I may have offended