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Is Nebraska insane?

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by bbgun, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    It's legal to discard children like used tires?


    HONEY, I DUMPED THE KIDS

    October 14, 2008

    A Michigan mother drove roughly 12 hours to Omaha so she could abandon her 13-year-old son at a hospital under Nebraska's unique safe-haven law, officials said yesterday.

    The boy, from the Detroit area, is the second teen from outside Nebraska - and 18th child overall - abandoned in the state since the law took effect in July.

    State officials have met with the boy's mother, but wouldn't immediately address her reasons for leaving her son.

    Several of the parents or guardians who have left children cited uncontrollable behavioral problems. An out-of-work widower who left nine of his 10 children - ages 1 to 17 - said he simply felt overwhelmed.

    The law allows any "child" as old as 18 to be left at a state-licensed hospital without fear of prosecution.

    Last week, a 14-year-old girl from Iowa was left by her grandparents. She has since been returned to her family. Her abandonment set off concerns that the broadly written law could make Nebraska a dumping ground for unwanted children.

    State health officials have stressed that the law should be used only for children in danger.
  2. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Pow! Pow!

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    It's legal in Texas too. You can leave them at Fire Departments or Hospitals here.
  3. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    Personal responsibility died a long time ago. Good thing the liberals and communist abort the majority of their children like China does.
  4. DaBoys4Life

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    where's the accountability at c'mon.....
  5. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    Nebraska is insane, I heard about this on the radio about a week ago and couldn't believe it. Like others in the thread have said, personal accountability has gone down the drain. And, as I've said in other posts, I think this is more of a problem with our culture than with any political ideology.
  6. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Saddest part of this whole thing is that the kids are probably better off.

    Not taking away from personal responsibility here but if a person is willing to go that far to drop off a kid, that kind of says something about their parenting skills and maybe in the end the kid is better off without a parent (or guardian) the does not want them bad enough to do something like that.

    Sad stuff.
  7. Heisenberg

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    It depends on how you look at it. If someone is at the point where they don't care if they keep their kids or not, it's probably a good thing that there are places they can drop their kids off with no questions asked.

    I can't imagine that kind of person is in their right mind in the first place and it's probably safer for the children.
  8. jman

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    Only new borns. Not your troubled teen.
  9. Heisenberg

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    That's true. It still struck me as really strange when I was at work and we get a call from a mother who says she is leaving her child at the fire department. I didn't understand until someone explained it to me.
  10. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    I guess, really, this is just the deregulation of the pregnancy and child raising industry. If a parent doesn't want a child, why shouldn't they be allowed to drop them and increase funding in another avenue, like lottery tickets? All they are doing is dropping their responsibilities and seeking a monetary bailout with no consequences. It is almost like our government set a precedent for stuff like this.

    :completely tongue in cheek
  11. Viper

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    My wife wants to know if they take husbands too.

    I'm beginning to understand what she means when she says she is gonna take me on a long ride.
  12. JBond

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    Why don't they just kill the kids they don't want. Save everyone the hassle. If you are unfortunate enough to be punished with a child, just kill it. That is the new American way. It has worked well in China for a long time. If we are going to be a socialist country we might as well go all the way. In the womb or out of the womb, if you don't want it kill it. Just like old people. If they become a burden and they are expensive to take care of, off with their heads. Save everyone the trouble.
  13. BrAinPaiNt

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    You volunteering? ;)
  14. joseephuss

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    So, what should these people do? I know the easy answer is accept their responsibilities, but obviously they are not capable of doing that.

    How do we(society) hold them accountable? Do we force them to keep the children? Do we take in the children and then throw the parents in jail for shirking their responsibilities? It seems that in the end the children will be better off without these parents. It does place a burden on society as far as money and resources. Do we add to that money and resources by jailing the parents? Do we charge the parents money for raising their kids? That is a thought that could be used for some cases. I am not sure it will work for all of them.
  15. BrAinPaiNt

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    I wonder if this is a federal issue since they are crossing state lines?

    Really have no clue.
  16. DaBoys4Life

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    I'm a very big believer of not bringing a child into this world if you can't take care of it...
  17. joseephuss

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    Me too. We are past that point with these cases. Unfortunately, you can't go back and change history. What do we do now?
  18. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    Kids need a steady primary caregiver, and hopefully, a stable environment. Their home environment was probably already a mess, and their parents were probably sporadic.

    If I had to label these parents, I would call them indifferent.
  19. Sasquatch

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    I believe that's the point. Otherwise kids would be subject to years of neglect and abuse or abandonment under much worse circumstances.
  20. Viper

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    Honestly, this is really sad. I don't think you can make some one give a darn. If they don't love thier children, no one could make them. In all honesty, I would be willing to adopt a child, several children. The problem is, adoption in our country is so expensive. I know many people who would adopt. Coming up with 20-50 thousand isn't easy though.

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