Saturday, November 1, 2008

What is wrong with people?

I've been seeing more and more stories of child abuse in the news, lately. I'm not sure if it's a sudden uptick, or if I'm just noticing it more, now that I have one of my own.

Some of the cases are horrible abuses that demonstrate why a promiscuous lifestyle is more dangerous to children than they are the women involved, like this one, where the mother's boyfriend burned and beat her toddler, a little boy, over the course of two hours. Another case that had my jaw hitting the floor involved a woman throwing her four year old daughter into traffic after beating the little girl.

I had a ... rather bad childhood. A lot of it was, yes, because of an abusive parent; however, the rest was because of government interference in the home of the non-abusive parent. It takes a lot to get me to say that government interference is warranted.

However, in these cases, and in cases like these, government interference is warranted. I think a closer eye should be kept on the homes of single mothers who have never been married. It's those children who are in the most danger of being harmed or killed.

And in the cases where children are harmed or killed in the care of a boyfriend, I think the mother should be prosecuted far more harshly than the perpetrator for placing her child in danger.

2 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you about the child abuse out there. Today in the Joplin Globe there was this article "Sheriff: Neosho man turns self in, tells of molesting young girl" By Derek Spellman
    dspellman@joplinglobe.

    Just makes you want to scream, there is evil loss in the world and their after our children.

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  2. You know what Christ said about those that hurt children. I'll help.

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