10 worst countries for child labour

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  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Oct. 17, 2013 1:50 p.m.

    Isn't it nice that Ezra Taft Benson had a great childhood, learning to work beside his father, swimming in the ol' swimmin' hole, and playin' ball? This is a far cry from being forced at the age of 5 to work 18 hours a day on a mouthful of mush in an open gold mine in the Congo.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Oct. 17, 2013 11:14 a.m.

    Charlie, why are you Sorry? You got it exactly right with your comment.

    Be PROUD!

  • Sorry Charlie! SLC, UT
    Oct. 16, 2013 10:13 p.m.

    clearly, based on the comments above, the first poster got one thing right , our education system has clearly failed to teach the above posters history if they do not understand why child labor is so harmful and why we have laws against it.

  • Anonyme Orem, UT
    Oct. 16, 2013 4:48 p.m.

    Child "labour"? Has the DN adopted UK style?

  • apm22 sparks, NV
    Oct. 16, 2013 12:32 p.m.

    “From the time he could walk, ‘T.’, as young Ezra was nicknamed, was his father’s shadow—riding horses, working in the fields, hitching up the horse and buggy for meetings, playing ball and swimming in the creek. He had a rich sense of heritage, stemming from his birthright as Ezra T. Benson’s eldest great-grandson, but also because he idolized his father and, as a young boy, felt an unusual sense of security and deep pride in who he was. Years later, after George Benson died, his eldest son overheard one of the few non-Mormons in Whitney say, ‘Today we buried the greatest influence for good in Cache Valley.’ Without question, George Benson was a powerful influence in the life of his eldest son” (Sheri L. Dew, Ezra Taft Benson: A Biography [1987], 14). So I guess child labor, and hard farm labor at that, was not so bad for "T."

  • apm22 sparks, NV
    Oct. 16, 2013 12:28 p.m.

    The kids in the picture look pretty happy. Is the point of the article to say that kids should live like american kids that go to public school (and probably are not really all that educated) and then go home and eat twinkies and play video games for hours on end and then follow that up by watching tv for more hours on end? Because children working is "bad?"