This graphic was posted elsewhere and I felt compelled to make a statement in regards to its message. Although, my message is not so sexist as to assume that MEN are the only subjects. So please see the graphic first, then read on.
My response is simple ; Nor does law forcing people to support their children, make them a real parent.
Instead, through your incredulous attempts at forcing an individual to be responsible for something they obviously have no interest in. You have effectively ignored the “best interest” of your child by antagonizing an already questionable relationship between the child and its disaffected parent.
And you feel that somehow these action will make things “better”?
Money doesn’t buy happiness. Nor does it buy loyalty or love.
But, I’m sure most of you already knew that. Then again this isn’t about loyalty, happiness, or love is it.
Its simply about MONEY.
I am at a loss to justify the logic of how your endeavors toward legally assisted extortion, is going to lead to anything less than, an apathetically bitter and eventually derogatory individual, whom will progressively be less inclined to acquiesce your “opinions”.
I suppose there are some people who might actually “appreciate” 18-25 years of servitude. And of course by serving this sentence, they will obviously ascertain an absolutely positive, and productive desire to develop a healthy, and “beneficial” relationship with their child. It must be possible. I mean that is the only way it could ever be in the child’s “best interest” right?
But wait, that’s right, this isn’t about your child’s “best interests”. This is about MONEY! And how to use the “best interests” of a child to obtain it.
Your child is far better off being subject to a “healthy” relationship with someone whom will love them. They will NEVER be better off by you forcing them to be in a relationship with someone who will most likely simply resent them. Especially, if only because of YOUR actions.
Look, if they don’t want to be a parent. They aren’t. Period. And nothing you do to force it down their throat will ever be “beneficial” to the child.
I would think that if you were truly interested in the “best interest” of your child you would revile the idea of exposing them to a life of resentment, suffering, and dissension. To me, I would hope you would instead choose to love it, care for it, and appreciate it every day of its life. And forget about those whom won’t.
But maybe that’s just me.