Okay lawyers, I wanna know who's right

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    in your legal opinions

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/current-events/120687-wouldnt-this-be-considered-child-abuse.html

    I say the law says that an adult can't choose to endanger their child , and that a child can't choose to endanger herself. While Syrenna insists that it isn't neglect for a parent to allow their child to do something which poses an imminent danger. there also appears to be a disagreement about whether consenting to allow your child to become emancipated so that they may join the military constitutes neglect.

    Please post opinions in that thread so that it will all tie together.
    Thank you.
     
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    i'd think you'd need to give a specific set of facts for consideration. is there an 'inherantly dangerous' activity you have in mind?
     
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    Careful conhog. Do not misstate my stance. No one is saying your military decision at 16 is neglect, but it is about parental consent of letting you participate in dangerous activities.

    My opinion has all along been that parents have the right to give consent for THEIR child to participate in situations where no laws are broken.
     
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    Yes Jilian we are discussing the child who attempted to sail around the world , or more accurately her father chose for her to do so, alone and she she ended up being marooned . Also take into account that experts have testified that the sea she was in when her boat became debris is way TOO dangerous this time of year for anyone to be attempting to sail it solo this time of year and that family members have told a member of the media that they were told the boat was not properly repaired from it's last mechanical problem before she headed out.
     
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    and my position is that a law WAS broken.
     
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    i figured that's what you were referring to, but didn't want to assume. i don't think i'd have allowed it, but you're talking to a mom who has to fight her inclincation to be over protective.

    it's an interesting question. personally, i think it's neglectful. but where do we draw the line as to what is inherantly dangerous. is skiing? white water rafting? etc...
     
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    Well, let's start with this.

    Syrenn believes that if a parent gives consent then that means the parent has decided it's not imminent risk of harm and the state has no say so

    I say the law is specifically written so that the state can step in and say no you do NOT have the right to decide what constitutes an imminent risk , we do.....

    from a lawyers standpoint what do you say?
     
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    Exactly.

    The next question is regardless of what we think, do parents have the right to decide for their own children what is and is not allowed, or what they can and cannot participate in, so long no laws are broken?
     
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    at 16? absolutely parents have the right.
     
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    Do not speak for me you presumptions idiot.

    Unless you are Syrenn keep your mouth SHUT about what Syrenn believes or doesn't believe.


     
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