Wednesday, April 30, 2014

"Spain might pass law that would make children do chores and ‘be respectful’"

A report in ABC, a Spanish-language newspaper, notes that lawmakers in Spain are advancing a measure that would make children under the age of 18 take, “co-responsibility in caring for the home and performing household tasks regardless of age and gender.” As the BBC reports, this isn’t the only thing the parliament-approved draft law would do.


Aside from doing chores, children would, “also have to be respectful to their parents and teachers, and have a positive attitude towards learning.” You might be wondering what kind of punishment children found guilty of not participating in chores or lacking respect might face. You can keep wondering, because as The Local reports, “The draft law doesn't set out penalties for children who fail to fulfill these requirements.”

13 comments:

Amartel said...

This is so creepily presumptuous. The state setting out laws for peoples' children and assigning responsibility in the home.

[music] We believe the children are the future ... voters, that is. Future voters. Teach them well, groom them to be obedient.

Icepick said...

Bust their asses. That's the traditional punishment designed to instill traditional expected behavior.

Paddy O said...

Well, that's pretty good Biblical doctrine, really.

Trooper York said...

I suggest the only appropriate punishment.

They will never be able to own an NBA franchise.

Unknown said...

I don't have a problem with the concept, but, a state mandatory law? Yikes.

Icepick said...

They will never be able to own an NBA franchise.

You heard the latest? Dr. Dre wants to buy the Clippers. That would be perfect: replacing a Jew with an attitude problem towards blacks with an actual nigger with an attitude.

Also, I forgot yesterday that the NBA is also happy with Russian oligarchs who stole their fortunes owning teams.

And finally, I heard that a movement is now afoot to have Rich Devos stripped of his team, the Orlando Magic, because he has opposed gay marriage. It's not really funny, given what happened to the Mozilla guy.

So now you'd better agree with everything in the Democratic Party platform or you will be destroyed eventually. Trooper, you'd better shut your yap and apologize if you don't want the missus's business put in jeopardy, and I'm not kidding even a little bit.

The brown shirts have won.

bagoh20 said...

What's this "co-responsibility" crap. Make the brats fully responsible for all home upkeep. "Honey, get Mom and Dad another margarita before you start the laundry. Love ya."

Icepick said...

I don't have a problem with the concept, but, a state mandatory law? Yikes.

Look at the potential upside. Now parents punishing their children can just cite the new law, and maybe their children won't get taken away over a spanking or whatever. Don't know if that's a problem in Spain or not, but it has been known to happen down here, even while the DCF puts children in real jeopardy by giving them back to clearly unfit parents.

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edutcher said...

It obviously takes a village.

Unknown said...

After watching Frontline last night, perhaps it is a good idea. We're heading down THE government is now your daddy/mommy path anyway.

Do your chores. It's the law.

Soon, however, the Unions will smell blood and all our kids will have union representation and union contracts and the ability to strike. Total doom.

Synova said...

Hm... I donno. On the first hand I automatically think it's the most egregious government social engineering over-reach possible.

On second-thought I wonder if having it on the books would head off some of the super-dumb like that girl who was suing her parents for not paying for her college after she refused to follow their rules and moved out of the house in a huff.

AllenS said...

Sometimes it takes a law to frighten a village.