> the government policy towards raising children be
That's your first fuck up, depending on the government for a basic human function. The government's role should be to create the environment in which a good couple can raise good children (easing the economic weight of children, making cities safe, infrastructure for easing the lives of people, etc.). However, I am not trusting some bureaucrat on how I should raise my children, what values should I transmit to them nor let it pretend to know my children better than I do.
>What is a marriageable age/age of consent for sexual activity?
Conversation goes to shit when users start talking extensively about:
>age of consent (sex)
>females (for sex)
>circumcision (muh dick)
So let's skip that, but in short, human relationships are too abstract and complicated for them to be put in legislation, so for now just have a good set of values and follow them.
But, while I would not exactly criminalize it directly, having unfit children is child abuse, and a sort of grooming as you are teaching your children to be OK with unhealthy practices. Most probably there will not be a law specifically saying that parents who let their children be obese get the stick, but it will most likely be criminalized as the result of a broader child-protection law. Anyways, fat-shaming will be a much better regulatory agent than law, since the former does not require a judicial system to be present.
>have parents teach their children. At the minimum, they should be taught speaking, reading and writing, basic math, geometry, survival skills, swimming, physical training, self defense, gardening, and natural resource conservation
You think parents have time for that? naturally, parents who focus on work and leave education to a private or public entity will have an advantage over parents who set aside time to do everything themselves And I should, before someone proposes it, say that it is bad practice to (in a competitive environment) make others less instead of improving oneself, so I would not restrict a parent's right to optimize their lives
. A mother can only teach her children so much, and a father has even less time and can only teach by example (which wile a more profound way of teaching, it is much slower), so parents should focus on the very basic, like values, traditions and ethics. An education system (be it public or private) should be then entrusted with teaching our children what parents had to set aside (writing, basic math, geometry, survival skills, swimming, physical training, self defense, gardening, and natural resource conservation from a scientific standpoint; the practical side should be taught at home as part of everyday habits).
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