Mark, I just love reading your work! If Dave Barry dies and you survive in tomorrow's apocalypse...you should definately get his gig!
Gee Sandra, why stop at punishing innocent children for the "irresponsibility" of thier parents? Your obviously well thought out comment must have taken into account that all of these confiscated children would become wards of the State pending thier certain and speedy adoption by more responsible parents. I'm sure you considered the cost savings this would represent for DHHS by shifting them from a household which is subsidized in any fashion to a wholly dependant situation in the various foster homes and bridge houses which aren't already overburdened by children who will likely remain State wards until they age out of the system. Not to mention the forethought you display with regards to how these same children will become so well prepared to lead productive and responsible lives themselves as adults, given all the nurturing, guidance and positive role modeling they will undoubtedly receive in thier new setting. What a novel approach to solving generational welfare dependance! Why not take your animosity to the next level and simply require ALL members of any household receiving any type of welfare assistance (albiet however briefly) to undergo forced sterilization? That ought to ensure the end of the welfare state within a few generations and usher in the Utopian society you envision for all the ultra responsible, never experienced an unexpected hardship or made a mistake in thier lives fortunate and select few! Dear God Woman, your ignorance is showing!