Comment: t0mmy, I don't doubt your sincerity, but

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t0mmy, I don't doubt your sincerity, but

your arguing using semantics (being "created equal" is not synonymous with being "the same"), your presumptuousness (what's all this about "punishment?"), your obsession with rights, and your lack of common sense in lieu of knowledge as to child development, i.e., children's changing physical, emotional, and cognitive needs at each stage (newborn, infant, toddler, preschooler, elementary schooler, pre-adolescent, adolescent, and young adult) - whether attributable to your age/life experience or otherwise... makes it impossible to have an intelligent discussion here. Just know that you're not alone: over recent decades, the failing public school system has adopted a similar view, now treating even kindergarteners as if "miniature adults" when they are not. All I can say is, if you are, or will be, a parent, I only wish you the same joy in that capacity as I've been fortunate to have had. Take care. God bless. And happy new year.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir