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ncbuc October 19th, 2013 8:50pm

Do you believe society would benefit from having minimum requirements and/or limits on who can have children?

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jmz1202 Sacramento
10/19/13 10:09 pm

Unfortunately I don't know how you could implement something like this. There are just some people that shouldn't have children. Breaks my heart that some kids don't have a chance.

NFLPrincess First and Goal
10/19/13 3:40 pm

By the way great game in Tampa last weekend!!

ncbuc Get Over It
10/19/13 4:23 pm

Ha!!! Good game....

<shaking my head>

ncbuc Get Over It
10/19/13 4:44 pm

LMAO....good game.

<shaking my head laughing>

DenisC NYC Rome Miami Beach
10/19/13 2:18 pm

Well, one could theorize on some of the probable obtainable results from limitations. However, I think that procreation is a God given right. If I remember correctly, in recent history Only China passed a law 20 years ago limiting births for families

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DenisC NYC Rome Miami Beach
10/19/13 2:20 pm

NcBuc, nice question here! You think I can share this poll with my followers? Let me know.

ncbuc Get Over It
10/19/13 4:19 pm

Yes. China had a one child limit. i believe there were exceptions for nobility.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/19/13 4:27 pm

Basically, there were exceptions for anyone who could afford to pay the fine. There were also exceptions for rural citizens--ostensibly because you need a bigger family to run a farm/rice paddy.

ncbuc Get Over It
10/19/13 4:38 pm

It's interesting to think of an entire generation of people knowing no siblings

ncbuc Get Over It
10/19/13 4:43 pm

It would be a much different country without that restriction. Do you think they would have adapted and remained in the same overall position? Better? Worse?

I tend to believe worse.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/19/13 4:53 pm

There's been some research into it actually. It's been a perfect mass experiment for sociologists. In some ways it's been positive and in others negative. The most notable downside has been the skew in the m:f ratio.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/19/13 1:54 pm

In an ideal world, yes. However, the only way it would be feasible is via self selection. Unfortunately though, pretty much everyone who decides to have children thinks they're a great parent--a fact we all know to be simply untrue.

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violence Pretty hate machine
10/19/13 1:54 pm

So it's just not workable.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/19/13 3:53 pm

Yup... Well said, as usual.