Family 05

TOPIC

Should children have the right to choose their parents?

Essay

◆ Pros
 I strongly believe that children should have the right to choose their parents for the three following reasons.
 The first reason is that it is too cruel to make children stay with violent parents. There are some parents who regularly abuse their children physically or mentally and it is human rights violation to let the parents continue abusing the children. Many statistics show that the children who have been abused by their parents are likely to abuse their children too or commit felons. In order to protect these children and cut the vicious circle, children should have the right to choose their parents.
 The second reason is that children should not be the possession of their parents but should be respected as individual. It is human rights violation for children to be treated to suit to the parents’ convenience.
 The third reason is that children can develop their talents by choosing the parents who meet the needs of the children. In this way, there will be more competent and capable people in the future and consequently there will be a lot of benefits to the world.
 For the aforementioned reasons, I strongly believe that children should have the right to choose their parents.
(206 Words)

◆ Cons
 I do not believe that children should have the right to choose their parents for the three following reasons.
 The first reason is that children do not have the ability to make sensible decision. Since children do not have enough judgment, there will be a lot of disadvantages to let children have the right to choose their parents. They may choose much worse parents than their biological ones. Some people may exploit children by persuading them to choose certain people as parents.
 The second reason is that blood is thicker than water. It is very important to have a blood-related family. For some reasons, human beings gain a sense of ease most from their blood-related people. It is not right to deprive children of these things.
 The third reason is that it often causes bad results by going against natural providence. It is only natural for children to grow under their biological parents. It is the best to let the nature take its course. It is very important for animals including human beings to behave naturally.
 For the aforementioned reasons, I do not believe that children should have the right to choose their parents.
(198 Words)

Date:July 14, 2013

メモ

◆ トピック:子供は親を選ぶ権利も持つべきか?

例によって、賛成派と反対派を書いてみました。

賛成派では、
「暴力的な親から子供を守る」
「子供は親の所有物ではなく、一個人として尊重されるべき」
「条件に見合う親を選べる事によって子供は自分の才能を開花させやすくなる」
の3つをキーアイディアに書いてみました。

反論としては、
「子供が暴力的な人間を親に選んでしまった場合はどうか?」
「子供は判断力が十分ではないので、一個人とは、みなされないのでは?」
「どうやって条件に見合う親と子供が判断するのか?」
などが考えられます。

反対派では、
「子供は合理的な判断がまだできない」
「血は水よりも濃い」
「自然の摂理に逆らうと、悪い結果が出る事が多い」
の3つを、キーアイディアに書いてみました。

反論としては、
「そうとは限らないのでは?」
「養子など、血縁関係がなくても、幸せな関係を築いている人は大勢いるのでは?」
「暴力的な親などと一緒に住まわせる事が、自然の摂理なのか?」
などが考えられますね。