Originally Posted by Fedaykin
No, parents do not own their children and do not get to do whatever they feel like with them.
Parents have a DUTY and RESPONSIBILITY to their children though. And society also has a duty and responsibility to all children (all people really) as well.
Of course kids legally belong to the parent. That doesn't mean the parent can do anything to them. However, I can see how kids belong to the collective if our taxes are being used to raise them, and maybe that's the point you and the leftists are trying to make here. Pay more into the state controlled coffers so they can provide more funding to raise kids.