sjw Posted April 10, 2008 Share Posted April 10, 2008 Let's posit that a parent has the right to raise their child as they see fit. Does that make illegal all interactions between non-parental adults and children that are not explicitly approved by one or both parents?It should make illegal all interactions that would infringe the parent's right of course. Obviously not all "interactions", that would be ridiculous.Clearly drugs are life-altering, and no one but the parent should make decisions regarding what drugs the child takes. I don't see how anyone would argue otherwise. It surprises me that you are even arguing this.What if the parent told the child not to take things from strangers but the parent allowed the child, through intention or neglect, to come into contact with a drug dealer, who was unaware of this parental order, and the child defied the parent's order, accepting drugs and subsequently voluntarily consuming them?Which right of whom has been violated and exactly when?The child should not be legally construed as "voluntarily" doing it. A 10-year old who "voluntarily" has sex with an adult is in fact being raped. Likewise, a child who "voluntarily" takes drugs from a dealer giving them to him is in effect having them forced down his throat.Shayne Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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