Posted by The Taint on 12/30/2012 10:49:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 12/30/2012 12:31:00 PM (view original):does it really matter? Are there different degrees of innocence?
Do they have parents who could, or should, supply them with access to health care?
I'm 100% certain that I do not want parents armed at school to protect their children.
Parents, you know the people who choose to have kids, can provide healthcare to those kids. That's part of the child-rearing process. PARENTS take care of THEIR CHILDREN.
They send them to school to get an education. I think we, as taxpayers, have an obligation to educate and protect those children when they're at school. I don't think we, as taxpayers, have an obligation to house, feed and provide medical attention those children.
But, if you really want to make it an issue, I'd be OK with providing healthcare to minors. It's not their fault that their parents are deadbeats.