Today, two young 17 year old girls were convicted of murder and sentenced to 17 years in prison.
The Judge blamed bad parenting and upbringing, which is almost certain the only contributing factor.
But in New Zealand we don't address that at its core, by incentivising families through personal responsibility, hard work and by getting the destructive nature of the State out of their lives.
No. We look at passing laws making bad parenting illegal. This, on the day the very reason for not passing more laws stares at us via the sad faces of two 17 year old girls.
I was never worried when I became a dad because I figured parenting is simple, if you stick to the tried and true of hard work, love, patience, praise, support, discipline and the other important factor - your ears.
But in New Zealand we reward doing nothing (DPB), remove discipline (smacking), set up a myriad of inefficient and bureaucratic state agencies, and pass laws, - as a panacea to parenting problems.
This country is unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable.