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Necessity and Enforcement of the PFC Law

It is tough to implement any law, especially for the first time. But when a certain law has many times the potential than any other social mechanism, the resources at the disposal of other social mechanisms should be diverted instead towards its implementation. There is only one real reason why the PFC law ought to be enforced. The reason is that it is the fair thing to do. Fairness will then be truly maintained because it is applied to the very birth of humans. Fairness in life will automatically follow fairness in birth. The only reason we’ll ever need to enforce this law is that it’s the right thing to do. It is the only way the infants born in this world can be required to be treated fairly. It is the only way we are going to put a bar on human value, a permanent bar that is not allowed to come down. A bar on human value that is immune to changing circumstances and times. A bar on human value that can only be increased with the passage of time but never decreased.

A law that can make a thousand other laws redundant and unnecessary while making the absolutely indispensable ones more potent. A law that achieves many long-aspired goals and thwarts many imminent catastrophes at once. A law that causes global prosperity, population control and environmental sustainability at once. The law which ought to have existed before any other law. Such is the PFC law. However, like any other law, it will be no good, even with such wonderful potentialities, if it is not effectively enforced.

The PFC law truly is, the law that ought to have existed before any other. For, without requiring that birth be under respectable conditions, we cannot successfully require that life be under respectable conditions. If we do, then we would need a host of other laws to govern and safeguard that human dignity and respectability in every matter and detail; at every place and at every time, which obviously as history has shown, is not only impossible, but also ineffective. We cannot successfully require a person who was born and brought up in an environment where he or she was exposed to the anti-social elements of society to conform to the rules of society. When suffering can be reduced or even eliminated, it is a crime on the part of the law-enforcers to allow it to continue to happen. If we do not secure the dignity of man, we will see the undesirable consequences of our inaction in our lives, behavior and our very thoughts. Our thoughts and actions will always turn out to not be in conformity with our intentions. We will be in a state of helplessness. It will be like some evil power is acting through us, affecting our behavior, actions and even our thoughts.

When the currency of your country gets devaluated, the value of the money in your pocket gets devaluated. In the same manner, as human value is devaluated throughout the world, because there is no sufficient safeguards or ‘policies’ to keep devaluation in check, your value decreases. Your value will decrease because you are part of the human race that is increasing in quantity and decreasing in quality on a general basis. Unless safeguards in your country keep the standard of living or quality of life from dropping.

We have seen how important it is to secure the child. We have seen how important it is to nip the buds of all suffering at the childhood stage and never to allow those buds to take roots and hence grow to full stature. It will not be easy, however, to require all humans to meet a certain financial capability requirement before they produce offspring. There ought to be a specialized and well-equipped government division which thoroughly checks the nation for offspring born into environments that do not meet the basic financial capability requirement. If and when they do find such a case, the parent should be warned and prohibited from having any more children without meeting the basic financial capability requirement. If any more children are born without the financial requirement being met, either parent will have to go to jail for at least a couple of months or have to suffer some other legal penalty. The other parent can stay behind and take care of the child while the government will provide the financial backing to make up for the absence of the other parent. In this manner, the government will not be trying to blindly alleviate poverty through schemes or subsidies for the entire lifetime of the poor, but punishing those who pass on poverty to the next generation while at the same time having to provide financial support for only a few months. The law would become effective in preventing poverty and a drain on the nation’s wealth. If the parent who has returned from jail has another child upon his return, a much more harsh legal penalty needs to be implemented. For example, a longer prison term or sterilization, whichever is acceptable to the offender. In this manner, a person is warned twice before he or she comes under the heaviest swing of law.

Alternatively, a person who breaks the PFC law could just be sterilized or sterilized after being warned once or twice, and hence prevented from having any more children. It would then be a far more potent law in itself, but may not be really effective because it would probably cause human right issues and disfavor among the public. Forced deportation or exile to another region within the country would have much the same effect, but if there are too many PFC law breakers, the government would have to provide for all the children left behind. Forced sterilization of the woman (or tubal ligation as it is called) is another possible legal penalty. It would be effective but involves serious surgery and all associated risks. Vasectomy, on the other hand, is performed under local anesthesia to sterilize a man and is reversible in the majority of cases as opposed to tubal ligation.

Forsaking the extreme measures, we could instead try the most moderate legal penalty, a compulsory family planning education session, a free family planning kit and an option to go for sterilization, performed for free by the government. Which approach would work better? The penalty for breaking the PFC law could just be a compulsory session on family planning. No one said the legal penalty has to be harsh and cruel. I even have a feeling that the moderate penalty would work better. Moderate or extreme: I cannot say which approach will work. A type of approach that works in one country may not necessarily work in another. Either way, the approach that finally works has to be pursued. A fair life for every human being cannot be achieved without first achieving a fair life for every human child. Not the other way round. Whatever is needed to achieve a fair life for every human child must be done, not by using up new resources, but by diverting existing resources from other purposes.

Or we could have a combination of both the moderate and extreme legal penalties. There are so many possibilities. As stated through out the book, the first and most important action would still be to bring the PFC law into existence, with a very moderate penalty at least. We could later work out a combination of moderate or extreme legal penalties in each country. One combination of the moderate and extreme legal penalties could be: On the arrival of the first child into an environment that does not meet the PFC law requirement, the parents are required to attend a compulsory family planning session. In addition to this, they are given free family planning kits and an option to go for sterilization, which is also provided free. On the arrival of the second child into an environment that does not meet the PFC law requirement, a strict vigilance and control over the family finances with the child’s welfare in mind, by the government, would need to be effected. On the arrival of the third child into an environment that does not meet the PFC law requirement, forced sterilization of either parent or a few months in jail could be the legal penalty.

However, if moderate penalties are not effectively enforcing the PFC law, and we hesitate to implement extreme legal penalties, the day will certainly come when we are absolutely forced to do so, human living conditions having deteriorated to a correspondingly unbearable extent

We are ultimately setting the living standard for tomorrow when we set a certain financial capability requirement to become a parent. The higher the requirement, the tougher it will be to enforce it. So, instead of requiring a sky-high financial capability requirement, we probably ought to start off with a moderate but slightly above average level of financial capability requirement to become a parent.

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