Judge's unusual order to man with nine kids: Stop procreating

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    Judge's unusual order to man with nine kids: Stop procreating
    By Andrew Mach, NBC News

    A Wisconsin judge has ordered a man who owes $90,000 in child support after fathering nine children with six women to not have any more kids, at least for now.
    Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Sommers said Curtis owes about $50,000 in back child support, plus another $40,000 in interest to the mothers, the Journal Times reported.
    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12 … ating?lite
    Is it the public's business when someone's private life activities start to cost more money in tax increases?

  2. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    While not specifically resulting a tax increase, what about

    Drinking and driving

    Owning, but never using, an assault weapon

    Dumping or burying hazardous waste on their own property

    Maintaining 20 barking dogs in your back yard

    The point is that many things we do in private life also affect the public around us, and when it does those private activities may need to be curtailed.  In this case that defendant was producing offspring that society feels needs to be fed, clothed and housed while refusing to do so.  He is affecting other people with private activities that need to be curtailed so as to end that effect. 

    Sterilization might be a better sentence though...

    1. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree!

 
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