July 18, 2014
Bolivia’s Congress has approved a proposal to make child labor legal for children as young as 10 years of age.
I could wax eloquent about how rotten it is to steal a kid’s childhood and deny him the chance for education to build a better life; and how stupid it is to then expect that somehow the kids of today will be able to take care of the world tomorrow, or raise their own country out of poverty.
Or perhaps I could hope that legalizing child labor will give the kids some protections which they don’t have now, since you know people are using child labor illegally anyway.
But I can pretty much sum up my feelings this way: