Journal of Libertarian Studies

The Law of Omissions and Neglect of Children

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

The sort of omission that is punished by statute is neglect of a duty or obligation. Generally some obligations are thought to be deserving of enforcement. They then properly belong in a society’s legal code. Other obligations are merely moral and are outside the purview of law. Thus, only omission of a legally binding obligation is a matter for law enforcement. The question to be considered here is: Should there be an enforced legal duty of Parents to support their minor children?

Volume 2, Number 1 (1978)


Evers, Williamson M. “Law of Omissions and Neglect of Children, The.” Journal of Libertarian Studies 2, No.1 (1978): 1-10.

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