John S. wrote:
My reason is this.
When I was 16 DHS made the decision that I could no longer live with my mom because “I was out of control”. Why was I out of control you ask its because I dropped out of school at age 16 and was going to get my GED, when they asked me what my plans where after I turned 18 I told them it was none of there fucking business and that was enough to qualify me being “out of control”. I had cops run and tackle me while I was walking down the street, put me in handcuffs and take me to a place where they take juvenile delinquents and kids about to go into foster care. I was there for a month, I was forgotten about. In the end after a lot of events it was me who had to get me out. The government decided they could take better care of me then my mother then completely forgot about me.
I have seen the dangers of big government and it scares the shit out of me.
This is why I choose the GOP small government is the only government that is safe.
*Edit I was supposed to be at that placement for 3 days. That’s how quick they forgot about me.
A family member of mine was a child abuse investigator. Talk about a job. She saw all kinds of nasty shit. Kids with burns and bruises. Some kids needed to be taken away from their parents. Period. I doubt anyone (sane) denies this.
Is “the market” going to step in and provide this service?
That family member quit the job within a year. It turns out she was told she would never have more than 20 cases at one time. Within a few months she had over 40. She had a legal obligation as well. If she made a mistake and a kid died or was badly hurt, she could be prosecuted. The reasons she had so many cases were many, and included: 1) The job paid shit; 2) understaffed; 3) underfunded; 4) the legal obligations referenced.
You (the op) claim you should not have been taken away, and that once you were you were “forgotten about.” That sucks, no doubt. It’s horrible. So what is your solution to this problem? You were, according to you, incorrectly chosen, but you’re not denying that some children are abused, right? Are you going to “starve the beast?” Do you think less funding will lead to better service?
One of the reasons I don’t support the GOP right now is that I don’t see them giving believable solutions to the above problem. All I see is some romanticized vision of a past where “things like this didn’t happen” (BS) or a belief that “Markets will fix all the world’s problems”. I believe that government does have a place and a role to play. “The system” should be fixed so that what happened to you doesn’t happen again. That won’t happen by cutting funding. And I don’t think we as a society should allow abuse. We need someone to investigate child abuse.
I was not talking about child abuse in the least. They have every right to look into that, but my problems where nothing like that. When DHS does there job correctly(I.E. taking care of the children that are child abused) then I have no problems with them, but when they targeted me over some stupid shit that just shows me they have to much time on there hand to be dealing with that stupid shit. Cut the funding so they are forced to only care about what they are supposed to.
They government is there to protect us, child abuse falls under that category my situation on the other hand did not.