Thursday, November 26, 2009

Libertarian parenting...

I try to read Brad Warbiany as often as I can, I enjoy his material, but I wanted to share a recent post that I think raises some interesting questions, Libertarian Response To Klingon Upbringing.

The general topic of how does someone who believes in a libertarian philosophy and parenting is one that has been discussed before. Personally as a parent of five, I take a more monarchical view of parenting, I as the parent have the final say, parenting is not a democracy nor based on political models.

That said, the questions asked concerning d’Armond Speers who only spoke Klingon to his child for his first three years, may very well be legal, yet on the other hand, despite believing parenting is not a democracy, a child is not chattel to be a part of some strange experiment and it is up to adults in a community whether decreed by law or by a sense of what is right, to protect the rights of an individual child to a basic level of human support. Learning how to communicate is a basic level of support. Where it gets then interesting is we do allow parents who don't speak English to have children in this country, those children do not often learn English. Yet, the difference in that scenario versus the Klingon one, is until there is a community filled with Klingon speaking people, a child is being isolated purposely by all society, not just one part...

1 comment:

kat said...

Good one on Libertarian parenting... - it helps a lot!

We clearly share similar parenting experiences and views.
I've been reading one that I'm hooked on - http://todayscliche.com/.
I have a feeling you'd get a lot out of it.

Incredible job on your blog; keep it up.

Thanks,
peter