Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Story Guaranteed to Tick You Off

Here's an insane story about 3 boys -- an 8-year-old and two 9-year-olds -- accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in Acworth, Georgia.

What I find disturbing, aside from the story itself, is that a father of one of the boys is quoted as saying the girl made up the story to cover up her own misbehavior ... which, even if it was true, wouldn't take away the fact that 8- and 9-year-old kids are having sex.

Stories like this really make me want to scream. What the hell is going on in our society? Where is the outrage over the realization that our society is declining right in front of our eyes?

And, I have to wonder, is this the result of the secular-progressive movement in America that seems to think that expecting people to behave is somehow infringing on their rights? Or has this stuff always gone on but simply was not known across the country because of the lack of technology do get the information out there?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You know, I think the problem is that too many parents think their job ends the minute the kids are enrolled in school. Somehow, once the kid is in a classroom the responsibility falls from the shoulders of the parent and lands, often, nowhere. So now we have the un-invested parent and the morally stunted children navigating through adolescence with nothing but MTV and BET to guide their choices. The result: children that should still be playing with dolls having sex with each other. This is not the case universally, but it sure as hell is the case too often. I recall my parents knowing, caring about and even controlling most of my choices when I was 8 and 9 years old. We need to stop making parental control a children's civil rights issue and convince people that have kids that their JOB is to shape the conscience of the young people they brought into the world. And that job is not done at 5, or 9 or 15...it is a lifelong responsibility you signed on for when you had that kid.