Monday, April 16, 2012

Drug test or no child support

A leftist-feminist web site reports:
The idea of forcing those who want unemployment benefits or government subsidize like welfare or food stamps to first pass a drug test is nothing new.

But forcing a custodial parent to pee in a cup to get child support payments? Well, that definitely is.

Drug testing for child support is the brainchild of Iowa Republican Senator Mark Chelgren, who thinks it’s the next logical step after testing anyone getting public assistance. ...

But Chelgren is a huge fan of parental rights. In fact, he even sponsored “A concurrent resolution urging the members of the Congress of the United States to propose a parental rights amendment to the Constitution of the United States for submission to the states for ratification.”
I guess the author is suggesting a contradiction here, but there is not. Child support has become part of the welfare system. No self-respecting parent would accept court-ordered child support, unless she was part of the welfare class. The money is not even to be spent on the kids.

Yes, parents have a right to rear their kids as they see fit. But that should not include the right to use the welfare system to collect money to buy alcohol and recreational drugs.

The site also has complaints about studies claiming to show that Many Women Would Trade IQ Points For Bigger Breasts and foreign women approve of beating misbehaving wives.

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