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piefav
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Parent Accountability Enforcement

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piefav
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/29/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 291 times Debate No: 83179
Debate Rounds (5)
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silvapj

Pro

If the kid is Under 21 years of age the parent should pay a fine or go to jail for their kid's drug possession (including POT) if they knowingly are aware they are in possession of this substance.
piefav

Con

When a person is 18, they are legally responsible for charges against them. If a parent is aware and, say, reports it to the police, should she then need to be fined and/or jailed? If they do not get the drug directly from the parent, the parent does not need to be charged.
Debate Round No. 1
silvapj

Pro

OK. You might be on to something. However if you got someone who is over 18 then they SHOULD MOVE OUT and be a legal adult. If the kid is still living with the parents they aren't yet responsible for themselves therefor the parent should be liable.
piefav

Con

This isn't a matter of who lives in who's house. It's a matter of legal accountability. Even if someone over 18 still lives in their parent's house, they are still not a minor, and therefore, the parent has no legal accountability over them unless the matter directly effects the parents.
Debate Round No. 2
silvapj

Pro

Lets view this another way.. It may be an issue involving legal accountability but Even if someone over 18 still lives in their parent's house, they still should have legal accountability over them unless they leave the parents residence. Until which time if after they leave the responsibly should be placed on the kid.
piefav

Con

Someone over 18 is responsible for their own legal troubles. Sure, when it comes to the home itself (Mortgage, taxes, etc.), the parents are accountable, because they own the house. The owner of a house isn't responsible for crimes committed by the people living in the house. You say over 21 in your first argument. Yes, if someone under 18 possesses drugs, the parent should be fined, but when the drugs are held by the child willingly (Ex. A 16 year old willingly without parental consent possessing large amounts of illegal substance), the child deserves the majority of the punishment, giving the parent a small fine or something similar.
Debate Round No. 3
silvapj

Pro

OK. Sounds like you did your homework on the subject. Sounds like you're being logical about what your writing and I support what you said.
Debate Round No. 4
silvapj

Pro

Yes, You make a great point but I DO Believe their is some irresponsible parents who aren't accountable for anything. They're are parents who are BAD Rolemodels for their kids and smoke POT also. The Kid shouldn't be allowed to possess POT what so ever. Aren't parents supposed to be good rolemodels for the kids.
piefav

Con

Parents should be good role models for their kids, but this is more about the kids than the parents. If the parents smoke pot, they are accountable. If the kids get into it by themselves, they and the supplier of the drug are accountable.
Debate Round No. 5
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Peepette
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Reasons for voting decision: Both tie on conduct, spelling and sources. Pro concedes to Con's arguments in R4.