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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-28-04 06:22 PM
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82. They're not for adults, either.
Children and adults are not the same. It is why we don't treat them the same in our society. They just don't have the same capacity for judgment that adults do. It does not excuse them from crimes they commit, but neither does mean we treat them as adults when they are not.

We don't make them work. We don't let them drink alcohol. We don't let them vote. We don't treat them as adults in nearly every other capacity in our society. We didn't decide those things for no good reason.

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