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A Nation of "Community" Children?!

Jonathan160 Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 6:20 PM
No thanks. The beauty of freedom is that when you die because of your mistakes only you die. In your vision, we are all joined at the hip and you and peoiple like you make all the decisions, which means I die for your mistakes. Again, no thanks. If I make a mistake and die fine, but I'm not dying for your mistakes. I will not let a collective or intellectual elites make my decisions for me. My mistakes are my own. Yours are your own. I refuse to let the poor decisions of others affect me any longer.

As a mother, I was fascinated to learn from Melissa Harris-Perry that my husband and my children aren't really ours:

We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we've always had kind of a private notion of children: Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven't had a very collective notion of these are our children. So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents, or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids...