Lovely points ladies... All of them. While it's some pretty heavy stuff, thinking about "what ifs" can be quite entertaining.
My thoughts on "jobs". I know that while there are many people who do find their work very fulfilling, the truth is that most don't. They do it for the money, plain and simple. I'd like it to be different for my children, as I'm sure every mother out there would. Will my child having a BC guarantee they have a job they hate, or not having one guarantee they find work they love? No, but where I see the lack of one having an impact in that aspect is that my child will be completely free of government interference during their formative years. That means that they can learn and go in whatever direction they desire... No need to follow anyone's guidelines as to what they "ought to know". I think this will more likely lead to my child knowing what they REALLY want to do, versus finding what pays the most for doing the least or taking the first thing that comes along because they are desperate, whatever. Yeah I'm homeschooling, but homeschooling laws can be very screwy depending on where you live... Why deal when they can be avoided altogether?
As for my child having a choice, as someone implied earlier that I was potentially robbing them of that... My child can do ANYTHING a documented child can do should they make that choice. It's just a matter of getting the damn BC on a delayed basis. What is so beautiful about not having one, is that we have the CHOICE to watch how things play out over the years, and act accordingly. For instance... In the future when my child is, say, twelve... They have spent a lot of time learning about the medical field, they have studied intently what it would take to be a doctor. Maybe at this time they are ready to start working on more rigorous studies(lots of home-school kids go to college early, mind you), and they are sure they want to go to med school. In this case, both my child and I know that they will need a BC and SSN to go into that field of work, so they make the choice to go ahead and get the document so they can move on with their lives. I do everything I can to help them get it, and if it is SUCH a terrible PITA to get it and it takes some awful amount of time to lay our hands on it, my child still has six years before they can legally practice medicine anyway. But do you see what I am saying? I'm not "locking" my child into anything. I have instead chosen to give them the ultimate choice... Be a "part" of society or not. It is the people who get their child registered and numbered that are reducing the amount of choice their child has. I know it hard to think of it that way, and it sucks terribly to accept it. My first child is registered and numbered, and there isn't squat I can do about it. He'll be subject to things that this child won't be. It's something I have to come to terms with.
Also... I am seeing many of you say a million ways from Sunday how this and that absolutely can't be done. That's a sad way to think. I have an obviously unique perspective that ANYTHING can be done differently than it's always done with the right attitude, with the knowledge, with patience, with dedication, and with ingenuity. Instead of getting a job the way everyone else does, couldn't it my unregistered un-numbered child waltz into any place of employment that they desire and make a concerted effort to blow the socks off of the boss with their knowledge and additude? And when the big man at top is drooling all over himself to have such a capable and interesting person coming to them for work, wanting them to be a part of their business, couldn't my child say "Well, heres the thing..." and they could work something out? Some info for all of you... It is not a required to have a SSN to work! Yeah, it's true that most places won't hire you without one, but it isn't necessary. Identification, on the other hand is needed, but there are alternative ways to settle that as well.
You are all so concerned about how to make the little pieces fit into what the government requires. It's sad, but I can't help but laugh a little too. NEWS FLASH... The whole fricken world does not totally adhere to govt. rules and regulations by the letter! I might be going out on a limb here, but I think a large majority of America would like to "stick it to the man". People, REAL people actually run the show. My child probably won't have as hard a time as you all may think... The only hard time they will have is in dealing with the government... Honestly, it won't be any harder of a time than you are probably having with the government.
You think the government doesn't mess with you? They do, you just think it's the way things are done so you don't care. It doesn't stop you from eating your dinner and typing away at your computer(today anyway) so you don't let it bug you. It's that complacency that I just can't handle. If there is a drugged up ax murdering child molester in my closet, it's still gonna bug me even if for the time being he is sitting in there quietly behaving himself.
It's only gonna get harder you all say... Damn straight it is! I don't have any delusions there. But while it's getting harder for those of us on the outside, do you think it's gonna get easier for those of you on the inside? I don't have a crystal ball, so I can't say how things will turn out. Moot point it might be. That being said, I'd still rather take chances with my life and the lives on my children outside of the "box" thank you very much. If you want to stay in there with the baddies, hoping that by doing what they say they will leave you be, by all means go ahead. But should poo really hit the fan, I'd think it would be easier for them to round up the people sitting idly by in their box first, don't you?
As you all can see, this goes far above and beyond just functioning in the world for me. In the end, I'm not worried about this number and that document and this process and that requirement. This is about doing what I feel is right morally. What calls to me spiritually. What I think will change the world in the bigger picture. I could just make things "easy"(man, that word is starting to gross me out) and go along with everything, and I could do just fine. My kid could be happy and healthy and grow up to have a well paying job in some nice clean cubicle. But would I feel like I had done the right thing by my children? Would I feel like I had done everything I could to make the world a better place for them, for my grandchildren and their children? Could I say that I had fought long and hard for good, and opposed what I thought was evil? No, I couldn't. I'm not saying that getting a BC or SSN for your child is evil or that you are doing something wrong... I just know that in my heart I feel it's the wrong thing to do for me. You might have a different mission here on Earth, and I'm not one to tell you otherwise. But I will ask that you all evaluate within yourselves what you believe, and whether or not you are on track in doing everything possible to stick with it. If you can answer that question with a resounding yes, good for you. Keep up the good work.