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Debate Score:34
Arguments:34
Total Votes:37
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Limiting number of kids

Should there be a limit on how many kids one person has? If so what should be the number?Laughing

Yes

Side Score: 13
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No

Side Score: 21
2 points

Yes, there should be a limit on how many children people have based on a few things. Some things being money, and how much time they have to offer a child, or children.

This gives the next generation the best possible chance. Not to mention it also helps prevent parents from thinking they can handle a certain amount of children then later proves otherwise.

Oh, and need I mention welfare?

Side: Yes
zombee(1026) Disputed
2 points

How do you propose this be enforced, and what punishment should fall on people who don't obey?

Side: No
casper3912(1581) Clarified
1 point

You could raise the person's taxes after 20 or 25 years, reducing their life long income.

You could increase their marginal tax rate if their income is over some level which increased taxes wouldn't disadvantage the children.

Side: Yes
Dremorius(861) Clarified
1 point

Then what do you propose would happen if a family accidentally went past this limit, and didn't have the heart to abort it.

What would happen to that child?

Side: Yes
Jaymiller(15) Disputed
1 point

Put the child up for adoption. This would give families that couldn't have children to raise them. I feel that adoption is a very great thing and that this would help both sides out.

Side: No
1 point

Considering the current state of humanity, yes, definitely. Earth cannot support much more of humans, you might not see it now but hundreds of years from now with the current growing population... Earth will be wearied out and will slowly begin dying. If something will not be done, we will literally breed ourselves to death. There are more factors than just overpopulation but this is the main problem.

Side: Yes
1 point

7, I believe in big families but if there's a family with more than 7 children, then the parents have serious issues.

Side: Yes
1 point

2 are enough..!! that will be ideal..but more than 2 make parents rafree..

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes I think a limit on how many kids people have should be made. Especially people who dont have alot of money. Unless your filthy stinking rich then you probably shouldnt have kids.

Side: Yes
2 points

This is social authoritarianism at its worst! Bans on the fundamentals of human life, and the propagation of that life, are, in my opinion, among the most heinous of restrictions.

To assert that the government knows best in regards to raising a family and should hold precedence over the parents themselves is absurd!

Side: No

What entity is limiting the number of kids? Limiting children is already regulated by free people to the role of responsibility.

Side: No
casper3912(1581) Clarified
1 point

Children, like any commodity, isn't regulated by free people to the role of responsibility, but by market forces which demands various levels of labor. :p

Side: Yes
1 point

No they shouldn't limit the number of kids that they have. You can have as many kids as you want as long as you know how to handle the ammount of kids that you are going to have. I have watched 19 kids and counting and the Duggars can take care of all 19 kids in the house.

Side: No
1 point

I agree with you and 19 kids and counting show is really good.

Side: No
Saurbaby(5579) Disputed
1 point

You can have as many kids as you want as long as you know how to handle the ammount of kids that you are going to have.

Some people don't know how many children they can handle until it's too late.

I have watched 19 kids and counting and the Duggars can take care of all 19 kids in the house.

... That's a TV show. Not the best example of realistic families. Also I"m sure the money they get from the publicity is extremely helpful in raising their children. Something most people aren't as lucky to get.

Side: Yes
1 point

People are already not reproducing as prolifically as they ought to! Those few people who have more than 1 child, and then that dreadful 80% of a child, are to be praised, not ostracized! If somebody wishes to have a whole child, not .8 of one, such ought to be allowed!

Seriously, though, a lack of reproduction is hurting us. The family with a dozen children is doing more for our future than the family with only one. That is, if they are white. Other races are doing a lot better than us (Caucasians) at maintaining their race.

Side: No
Jaymiller(15) Disputed
1 point

How could you possibly say that? There are more than 7 billion people on this planet and resources are already becoming strained and pollution destroying nature(our actual home, not the concrete prison). Smaller amounts of children would save the planet and I think that's a little more important than a race, which could benefit from there being a little less of by the way.

Side: Yes
Liber(1730) Disputed
0 points

How could you possibly say that?

'Cause it is true.

There are more than 7 billion people on this planet

And someday there may be 7 billion more!

resources are already becoming strained

Legalize hemp and we'll boost our resourcefulness a hundredfold (well, a lot).

pollution destroying nature

Nature can be revivified.

Smaller amounts of children would save the planet

A culture cannot sustain itself with too few inheritors.

I think that's a little more important than a race

Thoughts are irrelevant. I deal in fact.

which could benefit from there being a little less of by the way.

Are you advocating genocide?! Security! Please show this racial supremacist the door!

Side: No
1 point

Limiting the number of kids is such a stupid idea.we already knew that we cannot stop all the people in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD from having a baby.so face the fact that you cannot change the reality.

Side: No
1 point

No, it is up to the Mother and Father to decide how many they want. However, there is a line in having them and treating them right then vise versa. I have seen parents that all they do is drink, eat, sleep, and have sex and their kids are on their own.

Side: No

No, because if they want that many kids they have their own decision, but if they can't take care of the kids, is a different story, if they can't then serious punishment to the parents, and the kids should be put in a safe home...

Side: No
1 point

Not now.

Many of the worlds nations are going through issues with their economy. If we would try and inforce this it would just make spending go up.

Possible if needed to control Earth's expansion, but if we needed to do that i say we go and start reasearching space technology and colonise elsewhere.

Side: No

America has not reached an overpopulation level so a couple should be able to have as many kids as they want.

Side: No