Or is it a legitimate argument when discussing social issues like welfare?
I read an article today about that elementary school that threw away some children’s lunches because their parents had past due lunch bills. A quote from the article said:
I hear this argument often. Another case is when discussing drug testing for welfare recipients. If the person fails a drug test, they don’t get welfare, and people will often say, “It’s not the children’s fault that their parents used drugs!”
To be clear, I don’t oppose welfare or support taking food away from children (and I do think what the school did was humiliating for the children), but it also feels dishonest in a way to use your children as an excuse for being irresponsible.