6 years ago

Ok, there’s no gentle way to make this point and some will no doubt be upset c’est la vie. My heart goes out to family of Laura Spirer, just as my heart went out to Natalee Hollway’s parents. But, and you knew this was coming, I argue both of these incidents could have been prevented. Holloway had no business going to aruba w/out family. The only reason she FOR going was to party and her parents had to know that. If she wanted a tan she could have gone to a beach near her home and been back in time for dinner. In the case of Spirer, she was in college to get an education, not be on the streets drunk at 4:30 in the morning. This isn’t a case of they’re young and “we want them to enjoy themselves.” Cause if it is, how’s that rationale working out? It may sound harsh, insensitive, and controlling, but given the results – which do you think the parents would rather be called if it would bring their children back? There will always be criminals doing criminal things – but we can minimize their opportunity. Police officers, if honest, will say the same thing. You don’t send your children off to college to binge drink, party, join a frat/sorority house, or become sexually liberated. You send them to get an education. Do you really want your dghtrs having abortions in college? Do you really want your sons to end up like the Duke lacrosse players? The Duke players had their lives turned inside out for doing something that can laughed away as boys being boys – but they’re not laughing now. It wasn’t funny when an over zealous dishonest district atty ran amuck. Being a parent isn’t about being your child’s friend, it’s about training your children to be responsible. And just because they go off to college it doesn’t make them adults. I repeat, the spirer girl had absolutely no business being out at 4:30 in morning much less being out drunk. What did holloway’s parents think she was going aruba to do, read library books? I wrote and commented extensively about holloway, as I did the lacrosse players. Do you realize how many women are kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery? Why is it people always think it will never happen to their children? It’s because people foolishly think themselves impervious to the realities of life. There are evil people in the world who devise every type of ill deed – but we can limit their ability to do same, if we act responsibly and if we insist out children do same. So there I said it, feel free to disagree, but I’ll still be right.

Mychal Massie

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Mychal Massie

Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here

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