Farm Chores Debate - Portland, TN

Discuss the national Farm Chores debate in Portland, TN.

Should we regulate farm chores as child labor, or should it be up to the parents?

Portland wants to let parents decide.
It's up to the ...
Yes, let's regu...

Portland, TN

#1 Apr 27, 2012
Why can't the government stay out of our lives??

Portland, TN

#2 Apr 28, 2012
I thought this got dropped???

Duluth, GA

#3 May 1, 2012
there are plenty of adults needing jobs
the truth

Newport, TN

#4 May 3, 2012
lmc wrote:
there are plenty of adults needing jobs
Yes there are, but needing and looking are two different things.

Carthage, TN

#5 May 4, 2012
sad thing is that so many kids are given EVERYTHING so why would they work? Kids are getting in trouble at very young age and parents wonder why. Kids would die if their butts had to work in a garden, or killing hogs, feeding farm animals, working in the fields, yards, hay field or almost ANY kind of hard work. It would be SOOO good for them. Some of the hardiest working men and great men at that were our fathers. Hard work never hurt them. Kids are growing up lazy nowdays and so many will end up finding a way to be the system. Foodstamps are being given out as if everyone has the right to expect the gov. to support them.
old timer n portland

Carthage, TN

#6 May 4, 2012
don't hurt kids to work

Nashville, TN

#7 May 8, 2012
Keep the gooberment out of everything except military protection.

Portland, TN

#8 Jul 5, 2012
Farm chores build good character and work ethic. I used to be one of those "child laborers" and I thank my parents for it.

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