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Preventing those that would be bad parents from becoming parents

Take a survey of our thousand most successful people about the parenting they received as children; then compare those experiences with the parenting received from our thousand worst criminals. The successful people will tell stories mostly of decent to great parenting, while the criminals will be telling stories about abandonment, abuse and neglect. Also, all those stories we read about people that were about to overcome the obstacles of poverty to go on to do great thing, they all had some good parenting in their past. Society’s worst problem is bad parenting.

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    Jul 18 2013: Here is one solution, Colin: A man is convicted of a felony, and the conviction is thrown out because he agrees to get a vasectomy. This would reduce the people currently in prison, and thus save us money now, while helping reduce future prison populations, and saving us money down the road. We could give the felon the option of freezing some of his swimmers, and then if he turns his life around he can start a family; this would reduce unplanned pregnancies, lower abortion operations and lower welfare customers. Theoretically it could even produce healthier children: As we age we are bombarded by radiation, and this is why the children conceived from the sperm of a twenty year old man is going to be healthier than the sperm from that same man when he is forty. A man in his twenties commits a felony, is convicted, and he gets a pass because he got a vasectomy. He turns his life around and decides he wants to have a child when he is forty, but he uses his sperm frozen when he was twenty, the child more likely than not will be healthier than if he had just used his forty year old sperm.

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