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"Our" children vs. "My" children

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 I saw this video today, and I understand what she was trying to say; However, the video still seemed creepy to me.  What do you ladies think?

http://www.westernjournalism.com/msnbc-host-all-your-kids-belong-to-us/

by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM

 

Quoting debramommyof4:

 It does take a village to raise a child but I think that children belong to thier family.  Ultimatitly it is the family who is responsible for ensuring safety, well being and education.  If the family fails the community should step up. 

 How do the people of the community know when the family is failing? And how would you suggest the community steps up?

debramommyof4
by Silver Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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 The children who do not have enough food, clothing, are beat, and abused are failed.  The children who have no family are property of the community and it is our duty not to fail them.  There are people who work so many hours they can not spend time with thier children, they have a community of sitters and family that are thier community. 

The community needs to ensure that these children know love, have a good education, a place to live, and good moral values.  People in the past helped care for these children.  They made children everyone's responsibility.  We should do that.

Quoting bluerooffarm:

 

Quoting debramommyof4:

 It does take a village to raise a child but I think that children belong to thier family.  Ultimatitly it is the family who is responsible for ensuring safety, well being and education.  If the family fails the community should step up. 

 How do the people of the community know when the family is failing? And how would you suggest the community steps up?

 

bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 11:33 AM

 I like these answers.  Thank you. 

Quoting debramommyof4:

 The children who do not have enough food, clothing, are beat, and abused are failed.  The children who have no family are property of the community and it is our duty not to fail them.  There are people who work so many hours they can not spend time with thier children, they have a community of sitters and family that are thier community. 

The community needs to ensure that these children know love, have a good education, a place to live, and good moral values.  People in the past helped care for these children.  They made children everyone's responsibility.  We should do that.

Quoting bluerooffarm:

 

Quoting debramommyof4:

 It does take a village to raise a child but I think that children belong to thier family.  Ultimatitly it is the family who is responsible for ensuring safety, well being and education.  If the family fails the community should step up. 

 How do the people of the community know when the family is failing? And how would you suggest the community steps up?

 

 

usmom3
by BJ on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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 I saw that video on Facebook yesterday. What she says & the way she says it sounds very socialistic & I am completely against socialism.

bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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 Yeah, it was more the way she said it that really sounded creepy to me.  Reaching too far into the family for my tastes.

Quoting usmom3:

 I saw that video on Facebook yesterday. What she says & the way she says it sounds very socialistic & I am completely against socialism.

 

Cemommster
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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Exactly, they are GOD'S and he gave them to us.  And I believe God doesn't want half the village near my kids on some days. lol

Quoting bluerooffarm:

 I agree that we should choose our village and then we should support that village.   I always think of my kids as God's, but I would never expect others to think the same way.  So even if I thought of my kids as the community's I wouldn't expect others to hold that value either.

I didnt realize she was a single mom, maybe that does explain it a bit.

Quoting Cemommster:

I was thinking the same thing....she said it soooo wrong. But for the record, I birthed my kids, they are my and dh's. I get that it takes a village, but seriously, WE CHOOSE THAT VILLAGE.  I don't always like the rules of other villages.

 

A friend pointed somthing out, she is a single mom or was. so she probably wanted help. I don't.

 


 

Cemommster
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 3:28 PM

 It is not just these kids that are being failed.  When my son was in the 1st grade, I went into his room weekly to give spelling tests and help the kids with their work.  One of the most influential kids, from the nicest of homes, with a stay at home mom, FAILED every time. I asked him if he was looking over his words at home and what he did to study.  He told me his parents didn't make him do his work at home. He could go home and play video games all day long. After discussing with the teacher, I found out what he said was true.  So it's not just the poor kids. 


Quoting debramommyof4:

 The children who do not have enough food, clothing, are beat, and abused are failed.  The children who have no family are property of the community and it is our duty not to fail them.  There are people who work so many hours they can not spend time with thier children, they have a community of sitters and family that are thier community. 

The community needs to ensure that these children know love, have a good education, a place to live, and good moral values.  People in the past helped care for these children.  They made children everyone's responsibility.  We should do that.

Quoting bluerooffarm:

 

Quoting debramommyof4:

 It does take a village to raise a child but I think that children belong to thier family.  Ultimatitly it is the family who is responsible for ensuring safety, well being and education.  If the family fails the community should step up. 

 How do the people of the community know when the family is failing? And how would you suggest the community steps up?

 


 

kikikats
by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM
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My children are mine. Society was not entrusted with them we were. We homeschool, what I teach them isn't up to the government. Every socialist and communist government believed this philosophy. I don't want the community to teach my children their morals or philosophy. I don't share the majority of them. That video creeped me out. It's not a part of a larger segment. It was a clip that aired on msnbc. I checked.
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debramommyof4
by Silver Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 4:57 PM

 I understand that, and it is extremely sad.  They have so many oppurtunities to provide thier children with so many oppurtunities.  I do not know how we can help those children though because it is nearly impossible to help the children of people who have money and influence unless they are being physically hurt. 

Quoting Cemommster:

 It is not just these kids that are being failed.  When my son was in the 1st grade, I went into his room weekly to give spelling tests and help the kids with their work.  One of the most influential kids, from the nicest of homes, with a stay at home mom, FAILED every time. I asked him if he was looking over his words at home and what he did to study.  He told me his parents didn't make him do his work at home. He could go home and play video games all day long. After discussing with the teacher, I found out what he said was true.  So it's not just the poor kids. 

 

Quoting debramommyof4:

 The children who do not have enough food, clothing, are beat, and abused are failed.  The children who have no family are property of the community and it is our duty not to fail them.  There are people who work so many hours they can not spend time with thier children, they have a community of sitters and family that are thier community. 

The community needs to ensure that these children know love, have a good education, a place to live, and good moral values.  People in the past helped care for these children.  They made children everyone's responsibility.  We should do that.

Quoting bluerooffarm:

 

Quoting debramommyof4:

 It does take a village to raise a child but I think that children belong to thier family.  Ultimatitly it is the family who is responsible for ensuring safety, well being and education.  If the family fails the community should step up. 

 How do the people of the community know when the family is failing? And how would you suggest the community steps up?

 

 

 

 

TJandKarasMom
by Debbie on Apr. 9, 2013 at 9:27 PM
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I was really really bothered by it.

But I'm kind of turning into a nutjob conspiracy theorist :P  sooo..I read a lot into lots of things said.

I think my kids aren't property and don't "belong" to anyone.  However, they are MY children and should be raised and educated as I see fit, not as the government or 'community' determines...hence a huge reason we are planning to hs after this school year.

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