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of context of the entire article . . . but it references prison rape
so it was an automatic winner.
I remember reading about this story a couple of months ago and getting pissed off about it. It's pretty fucking ridiculous that kids can sue their parents for being "bad parents." Maybe if the parents were abusive and like nearly beat them to death every day I could possibly understand that, but other than that what constitutes a bad parent?
That question is far too subjective for the law to answer. So long as you're not causing your children any actual emotional or physical harm deliberately then it's really no one's business how you raise your kids. When my brothers and I got older, my mom had to start beating us with implements to punish us. She was a single mom, and we were healthy boys, so her spankings eventually stopped inflicting any meaningful pain. By today's standards, mainstream douchebags would probably condemn her and bring her up on child abuse charges. Apparently I should be suing her?
But then there's the fact that the way she raised us made us all turn out pretty damn well. Sure, my brothers and I can be dumbasses at times and make some bad decisions, but who the hell doesn't? Did I get hammered drunk a week ago because mommy beat me with a ping-pong paddle? I dunno, maybe? But probably not.
As if the lawsuit even happening wasn't retarded enough, we have to look at the legal shit that makes the situation even more horrifying. This woman has spent the last two years in fucking litigation. Christ only knows what sort of ridiculous legal fees she's racked up with all of this. A case like this should have been dismissed immediately, especially given the fact that the lawyer for the kids is their own father . . . her ex-husband.
So what the fuck has the legal system become in this country? What's more, what has this done to the definition of justice? I can tell you one thing: justice in America doesn't seem to have anything to do with everyone getting what they deserve, and even less to do with harmony. Justice has been perverted to mean that everyone should try to squeeze as much blood and money out of their offenders as possible, even if the offense is trivial.
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I side with Ted on the notion that the American legal system has become a racket. The legal system is regulated by lawyers, so is it any wonder that it's inefficiencies are insanely profitable to them? I mean sure, lawyers have to eat and be able to pay back their huge student loan debt, but should it be done on the backs of people like this woman just because her kids are ungrateful?