At work today, I mentioned to one of my co-workers the blog I wrote yesterday. Wouldn't you know, right after the words came out of my mouth, I knew I was in for a head desk moment.
Here's what happened. I was explaining to him that family farms can't afford to hire hands like big farms. I went through all the points I made last night. He looked at me with a straight face and said, "Well, what about the families that have 30 children & make them work 80 hours a week?"
First, if a farmer is able to have 30 without having sister wives, more power to him. (And his wife) Second, if you have 30 children they won't have to work 80 hours a week, unless they're a big farm with 1,000+ heads of cattle & 200+ acres of land.
That aside, I looked at him and said, "SO? That is their way of life. Who are we to tell them different. Are the children being harmed?" He said, "Yes, because they don't go to school."
Unfortunately, that was the end of our discussion, because he's my jobsetter & had to go fix a machine. I should mention that his was raised in union everything family. This saddens me because there is too many people out there that think like that.
Newsflash!!! Life has risks. The government was not put in place to protect you from all risks & hurts. Sometimes you have to fail, its how you learn. Don't believe me, read up on Thomas Edison. How many times did he fail before he got it right?
It scares me that people are willing to allow the government to tell them how to eat, raise their children, run their business. No wondering we are failing as a country. We must send all these liberal thinkers back to school & re-teach them. This had gone on way too long & it needs to stop, NOW!!