Saturday, June 25, 2011


H.L.Mencken said of the new deal, It's dividing the country into those who work for a living and those who vote for a living.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Child abuse

Often in today's society it seems people are quick to claim child abuse. A slap on the rear or a harsh word can bring the threat of children's services being called.

Saturday's Cleveland Plain Dealer has a story from Lafayette township of true child abuse. Unlike some stories this story is ruling out charges being filed even before investigations are finished. The story tells of a young girl who lost her life not through an overt act but through a lack of proper supervision or perhaps overly permissive parents. The young girl died because she was allowed to ride a motorcycle before she was ready. This young girl was 4 years old and riding solo with training wheels when she crashed.

It's sad when we can't let children grow up at a normal pace, sometimes no has to be the answer.