People convicted with certain criminal charges like pedophelia and domestic violence, should be restricted or prevented all together.
Those with drug and alcohol addictions should be able to prove they have been clean for a year or 2 before having (more) kids. If they have kids before then, the government should not grant any parenting payments.
If they do get the payments, there's a big risk they will be spent on their addictions instead of the kids anyway.
I also believe in countries with a high population density, there should be common sense applied and having more than 2 kids should be discouraged, but not be against the law or something.
Ie: The Netherlands. The country is 300 times smaller than Australia but has the same population size of 20 million. The density is 404 people per km2.
In Australia it is 3 people per km2. I realize that 60% of this country is uninhabitable, yet that means that the density would still be only 6.5 people per km2.
Imagine having 404 people living on just 1 km2...... It's insane. That is why the country is so crowded, polluted and has high crime rates, etc.
People live in tall unit blocks, because the only way they can expand the country, is by going up.
So that is why I support some kind of restriction for over populated and highly polluted countries.
people live longer these days and those who would naturally pass on -don't. The worlds limited resources are stretched. It's definitely a tough one because I'm also for basic human rights. I think (and I may get blasted here) that there should be limitations in place to preserve better living conditions for all, but where to draw the limitations is tough. I think one child is cruel... So I dare say maybe 4/5. I have bogan relatives who have children for the sheer purpose to outdo their parents (ie mother had 11 kids and now her kids are each trying to beat 11...all supported by welfare). Not in the immediate future but in years to come, wars will break out over natural resources that are burning away at an accelerated rate.
I agree with misschief - not made illegal but discouraged. I guess through taxing or something. Who wants to live in a world of buildings, what limited natural beauty we would miss out on
That restriction accounts for EVERY woman having the set amount , what about those who don't want kids or only want one? Would they be forced to produce babies to keep up the quota?
What happens when there is not enough people in future generations to provide and care for the aging population?
Who could really decide if you had 'enough' to have children? People lose jobs, get sick and make bad decisions what if they had their approved 5 children then landed in a 3 child position... do you take 2 away?
Some of the most successful people in the world came from 'poor' homes and that was part of what spurred them on...
I honestly don't think there is a correct answer.
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I do think the world is overpopulated, but I don't like "restriction" as a solution. Incentives for having no more than a certain number of children perhaps. For example, baby bonus only for the first two/three children.
Stiflers Mom (10-04-2012)
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