I am of the old school. Old-fashioned spanking needs to be brought back. Our kids are totally out of control. Many parents want teachers to do the job they are unable or unwilling to do. Only parents can be parents and train their kids to be responsible adults.
I’ll mention three recent cases in which adults have lost control. The first is in Steubenville, where two 16-year-old boys are on trial for rape.
According to news reports, other teens might be involved. A video shows other boys joking about the alleged rape. This shows a disregard not only for the girl, but for the law.
The second case is the 17-year-old boy who raped and killed his 3-year-old stepsister.
Teenagers have no fear of the law. And why should they? This teenager only got four years for this heinous crime. Where were his parents? Where was the training needed to keep this from happening?
The third case took place in one of our local schools. A girl was caught more than once destroying property in her school.
This girl, as was reported in the news media, had just been transferred to the school because of disruptive behavior at her other school. This tells me the schools aren’t the problem but the kid herself. The story only came to a head when an officer stopped the student from her destructive behavior. This action was caught on the school’s video cameras. The officer has been transferred to another school. The student has been in trouble in yet another school.
As far as I can see, this kid needs a good spanking. How many schools can this girl be transferred to before the system realizes she is the problem? Now the public may be sued over this action, further rewarding the family for it.
Hypocrisy of the president
I find it hypocritical that President Obama took the oath of office with his hand on not one but two Bibles, when his platform for America is in direct opposition to the very teachings in those holy books.
The fervent promotion of the homosexual agenda and abortion on demand, the destruction of families and family values through entitlement programs and the support of a judiciary that continually sides with the removal of God and his word from all facets of everyday life are just a few examples of Obama’s “good works.”
How does the president expect God to bless this nation when he promotes programs that basically thumb the nose in God’s face, that proclaim we don’t need him in our lives, that we, the creation, know what’s better for us than the one who created us.
Jesus, whom he claims to follow, said, “You will know them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:16), meaning you will know people by their actions and not by what they say.
I am sorry but if President Obama were on trial, with all the evidence of his actions, he couldn’t be convicted of being a Christian even in his beloved Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In need of a break
At first glance, I assumed the article featuring Larry Modic (“Homeowner in custody as deadly threats grow,” Jan. 18 ) had to do with eminent domain. Upon reading further, I came to the conclusion that Modic just needed to catch a break, or a helping hand, somewhere along the way.