Hi Ess, thanks so much for your feedback, and I do, honestly understand what your saying, in addition, understand your heart, a good one at that.
If you knew me, as my friends and family do, it is not in my nature to hate, matter of fact, most say, they are amazed at how much I can endure...but without defending my identity...I've gotta say this...
There must be rules and guidelines to defend human life...without rules, everything becomes chaotic and corrupt...yes, I do and have come on very strong about this subject...b/c I'm very passonate about it, perhaps because I know personally what these arbitrations can do to someones life...
No one but no one, has the right to abduct, harm, abuse, molest, or kill another...and that rule also applies to my friends family and people I love.
This country has become laxed with abiding by rules, society seems to feel rules do not apply to them...
Again and again, it becomes an issue of a great lack of education on society's part...meaning, morals and respect for another human being...be it a neighbor playing loud radios, letting their pets run free, kids riding around in cars, with rap music so loud, it shakes your windows, and so on. Its a slow decline of respect, respect for rules and so forth and it filters down within society corroding and reaking havoc.
I'm sorry Ess, but I cannot love a person who abuses me...harms me, deliberately molests me or anyone I know. I do feel sorry for them...but...I feel way more sorry for the children that are being abducted...and take it very personal b/c it's very close to home here in my world.
Ya know Ess, in many different ways, we've all had bad things happen to us, but it doesn't excuse violating someone else's life because of your past. To me, what that says is....it was ok for Joseph Duncan to do what he did to Shasta?
He should have not been out on the streets in the first place, he was a convicted rapist. What we did, as a society, was give him, another opportunity to ruin someone elses life...and it is, at this time, very possible, that he took the life of Shasta's little brother??? His blood is or should be on our hands, as a community, we are all responsible, b/c we're not demanding the laws be changed to protect the innocent! People should be outrages, disgusted, ashamed at this outbreak of child molestation...!!!!
I'm not suggesting we hate people, but, if you put Shasta against her assailant, I'd pick her in a heartbeat...and demand he be put away for the rest of his life.
You talk about love, Ess, what about Shasta...have you seen the video of her, walking around in that store, have you any idea what she had to endure, some of which no one will ever know but her...what happens to her now? Was she made to watch as her brother took his last breath...overnight, this child's life, will never be the same...ever...and I hate to think of the repercussions...
I believe from my heart and total being, that when someone harms another they've broken a very spiritual fiber in that persons life...and they need to be seperated from society, as they've now proven, they are a menace to not only society, but to themselves and can contribute nothing to the welfare of human life.
Yes, I feel sorry for them, but feel greater remorse for the victim...
I hear there is a new movie out, about a sex offender who moves into a quiet suburban community...and I will tell you with my whole heart, if that movie trys in any way shape or form, to make you feel sorry for the abductor, I'm going to literally vomit.
Do you have any idea, how many sex offenders and murderers are on the loose out there?
Ess, I thank you for your ideas on this, but also sincerely ask you to reasearch this further, and talk to people who have indeed been violated and had their whole lives turned around b/c of a family member who couldn't control himself...who probably was a victim of child abuse himself/herself...Well Ess, I can tell you honesty and from my heart...I was...but that doesn't give me any right to abduct, abuse, sexually assult, physically hit or try to gain revenge by hurting anyone else.
Again, we've all in some way shape or form, endured hardships in our lives...but there are more law abiding citizens, then there are criminals! One wrong does not make a right...understand?
Ess, I tell you with my heart, I pray, the states come together, and put these people away for good...and I'm very dissappointed with the religions, that turn their heads to those in their faith, who have abducted and molested children...and insist that these people also be dealt with, instead the church protects them, which allows them to attack another and another, and the disease will continue to flourish.
Ess, you have a good heart, but I'm sorry, I can't agree with you, and will never be able to change my stand on this.
I don't believe we were given life, to take it away, and to me, in my way of thinking, molesting a child, man, or woman, takes life away, or certainly destroys quality of life...for not only them, but their families as well....
it's a trickle down event, which violates the right to be safe and free...
All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing
[This message has been edited by LeeJ (07-07-2005 12:06 PM).]