Roanoke Time and a new Prior Restraint

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    Thumbs down Roanoke Time and a new Prior Restraint

    And I thought the Roanoke Times' support of prior restraints on freedom in the area of the RKBA couldn't be topped.

    You got to be kidding me.

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    If they have their way the US would be a nanny state that exceed the UK.
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    I posted this because, IMHO, it show the the extent of "mainstream press'" commitment to the nanny state deprivation of freedom in their search for the "greater good of society" at the expense of the individual. It's not just guns that they hate -- it's all freedom to not conform the their vision of the "good society."

    However, Monitors, if this is too political/off topic please delete and forgive my transgression.

    Time to license parenthood - Roanoke.com

    Time to license parenthood

    Richard C. Bryant

    Bryant, of Roanoke, is retired. He has a B.A. in psychology and an interest in philosophy, anthropology and women's rights.

    The article in The Roanoke Times on April 19 titled "Vulnerable youth latest victims of budget cuts" graphically illustrates there are people who are not responsible enough to be parents yet have the delicate life and mind of a child in their care.

    A child deserves to have parents who have the requisites necessary to guide them through childhood and adolescence so they can have the basic knowledge to care for themselves as adults and contribute positively to society instead of becoming liabilities.

    Under our system, children are being born into circumstances you wouldn't keep your dog in. Rapists, child molesters, insane people, career criminals, skid-row bums, prostitutes and drug addicts can have as many children as they want. If young people don't have the character to finish high school, they don't have the character to be parents.

    The current system of allowing anyone and everyone to have as many children as they want places children at risk and perpetuates poverty. Children are not pets or toys for immature people to play with. It is time to license parenthood.

    When a person, male or female, without a license becomes the parent of a child, the devil is in the details of enforcement. Jail should not be an option since we have too many prisoners to support now.

    The penalty for a first offense should be community service and education in reproductive responsibility. The penalty for a second offense should be involuntary birth control.

    Each year in the United States more than a million men and women voluntarily have vasectomies or tubal ligations for birth control. These same methods of birth control could be used to deny parenthood to those not responsible enough to care for children.

    We are engaged in a class war that is tearing our country apart. The Democrats are embracing radical socialism with the philosophy of reducing everyone toward the lowest common denominator, but it would be better to elevate people toward the highest common denominator.

    Many people in poverty have neglected their education and, in addition to being less competitive in the job market, are unable to plan the growth of their family based on their financial ability to care for them. Too many children in a family is one of the causes of poverty.

    If people cannot responsibly plan their lives, if they are not able to set a good example for their children, if they have become a liability to the country and have to be subsidized financially, they have forfeited their right to have more children. The best strategy for reducing the ranks of poverty and elevating people economically is a combination of financial assistance, education and licensing parenthood.

    Another argument for licensing parenthood is the coming need for population control. Unbridled population growth and unbridled economic expansion will have devastating consequences in the future as we deplete our natural resources, as available land becomes scarce, as our living conditions become more crowded, as our forests disappear, as more animals and plants become extinct, as our carbon footprint becomes larger and as global warming creates havoc around the world.

    There will be many obstacles to licensing parenthood. To identify parents, DNA samples must be kept for everyone. Many people will contend that parenthood is a right that no one can take away and there will be constitutional challenges. The line between freedom and anarchy is so thin that good people can easily be found on both sides of the issue.

    However, we do know that licensing parenthood would reduce poverty, crime and the prison population. It would help protect the country from class war. It would lay the groundwork for the population control that is sure to come. It would protect children from being born into the most horrible circumstances.

    It would help them become responsible adults and assets to society, and better prepare them for the responsible leadership we so desperately need.
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    I suggest the author move to China. Although, even they are reconsidering the one child policy.

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    What I mean by "Prior Restraint"

    Per a question.

    "Prior Restraint" is any law that is designed to keep someone or group from doing something by requiring the approval of the government (the restraint) before (prior) to the individual or group taking action.

    As pointed out by Tom357 in another thread:

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    Prior restraint is a legal concept that is primarily applied to publication, but it applies more broadly to all forms of speech. Government censorship that requires an entity to seek governmental permission that requires a license or approval before communicating constitutes prior restraint whenever permission is denied. A governmental injunction, or declaration, or prohibition that prevents future communication from reaching the public is another form of prior restraint.
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    Although primarily applied to publication, there is other Federal case law -- generally centered on other enumerated individual rights in the Bill of Rights; e.g., the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    At the State level, there is case law related to State constitutions.

    In the case of this "opinion" I suggest that the Bryant is proposing a Prior Restraint intended in 10A "Powers of States and people. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

    I, also, suggest that fundamental personal freedoms and rights should suffer no "Prior Restraint" whether or not enumerated. IMHO, the B-of-R did not establish fundamental personal freedoms and rights but simply recognized them -- hence 10A.
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    ETA: This has been posted over at Conservative Stronghold...
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