I’ve seen a fair amount of Freepers make similar off-handed comments that parents should be licensed, typically on threads about child abuse and neglect.
I assume for them it was an emotional initial reaction that they would retract if they took a minute to think about it.
But I think Geraldo would actually advocate this policy.
No-—the reason why we are in this discussion is because of government enabling evil behavior—welfare-rewarding evil people and evil behavior.....and allowing TV to glorify evil, dysfunctional behavior and destroying Shame. We removed obscenity laws which existed for almost 200 years when Virtue was acknowledge as being ESSENTIAL to freedom.
Virtuous people would not abuse children, yet we have allowed our schools to intentionally destroy Virtue-—that which all Founders KNEW was essential to a Republic.
We have allowed government schools to mass indoctrinate and remove morality from our children-—through curricula written by progressive/marxists/atheists to remove the idea of Right and Wrong-—and instill emotion over intellect (feel good, do it).
The Passions HAVE to be ruled by the intellect and that has to be taught in schools. We also have to teach knowledge and get Sex Ed OUT of schools-—it corrupts and destroys any meaning in the sex act and demeans human beings.
We removed morality from our legal system thanks to John Austin and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Morality and God has to be put back in our law—since our Natural Rights come from God and we need to hold people responsible for their choices and get government OUT of OUR LIVES.