Originally Posted by Fedaykin
Do you or do you not agree that parents (no matter their political persuasion) should be prevented from abusing their children? The answer to that question also answers the 'do parents own their children' question.
I know thinking is tough for some of you righties, but this is a pretty simple concept.
Do you own your dog? Are you allowed to abuse it? yes you own the dog, no you can't abuse it legally. Of course simply the fact you have a child does not green light you to abuse the child. Why would even be arguing that? Of course society/govt has an obligation that pererves life and basic human rights. The parent still though have a bigger claim to ownership then society does over their children. Certianly parents have a right to teach alternative lifestyles.