I believe that children can divorce themselves from their parents. The argument of “unable to make decisions” is true of half of the witless retards on this planet. I don’t believe in ‘rights’, but I do believe in the presumption of liberty in any coherent justice system. That presumption applies to any social, communicable being that has not deliberately sold himself into slavery (or murdered someone, etc.) There are only two options on children, in my mind:
- Children are built out of their parents’ materials, and are therefor property like a slave or a chair. This is not inconsistent with propertarian theory, and would extend indefinitely into the future. Presumably, children would default to self-inheritance upon the death of their parents.
- Children, at least ones who have some apparent reasoning and communication skills (it is not necessary that anyone be informed or wise to be at liberty) are utterly free to form and dissolve bonds as any 63 year old rancher would be.
I honestly feel that the decision between the two is logically a toss-up, but practically the second dominates and with good reason. I don’t expect a lot of agreement on this, because Breeders and Moralists are incapable of consistency and critical thought when it comes to kids or sex, but there it is.
I foresee that most communities, even in AnCapistan, would have a long ways to go before they would adopt anything like these norms – perhaps it would be moot by that point due to technological uplift. Yet if I am the King of Jurisprudentia such shall be the law.
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