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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

PAY UP ... BITCHES.

A while ago, 18 year old Rachel Canning of Lincoln, New Jersey flipped off her mom and dad, moved out and moved in with the parents of a girl friend. Now, the perhaps precious, perhaps ungrateful young adult has sued her parents hoping to get a court to force her parents to fund her post-secondary education holiday. In short, Rachel has said to her parents, "Pay up, bitches!"


Alicia Silverstone in Clueless (left). Rachel Canning in court (right).

All matters of civil jurisprudence are matters of rights and duties. There can be no right unless there is a corresponding duty.


So, does Rachel Canning have a legal right to a post-secondary education and do her parents have the legal duty to pay for such a legal right?

If judges of courts were to rule stupidly and upon no previous basis of Anglo-Norman-American jurisprudence that such a right and thus duty exists, then what exactly is that right and duty?

Do the parents get the right to decide the post-secondary education and if so, is Rachel under duty to complete the post-secondary education under terms and condition set forth in a contract? Perhaps Canning's parents would pay only for a trade school such as cosmetology school.

As it stands now, both the U.S. and various states' governments claim the right on behalf of the citizenry to impose the duty upon parents to pay for the rearing of their children, should parents' incomes exceed a sum tallied in cash. Otherwise, politicians claim the same right to impose duty upon others to pick up those costs. However, until now, no legislature has claimed the right and thus imposed the duty for parents to pay post-secondary education bills.

It's unlikely Canning prevails because codified law doesn't support her claim of right nor do any precedent rulings. Then again, the robed one Chief Justice Roberts idiotically ruled that a fine is a tax and therefore Congress can make people buy medical bills paying insurance so that everyone must pay for rec sex pregnancy control pills for women, gays must pay for pregnancy care for women and births of their children and so on.

Seemingly, Rachel Canning hates her parents and yet she wants them to give up something, buying power, without herself giving up anything in return, respect, devotion. Wanting to get something without giving up something in honest exchange is the picture perfect essence of greed.