Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Sad Commentary on Society

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will spend close to three decades in jail.

How is it that we human beings think that we can get away with crime?

Terrible crimes at that.

We've been down this road before with other leaders who tried to get away with it.

To whom are we accountable?

Some may think that we are accountable to self alone.

Apparently at his verdict today, the former Mayor wondered out loud whether he would be able to forgive himself.

Days ago a Police Chief and I conversed about guns and parenting.  He felt that parents need "to give a damn" about their kids, and to take time with them.

How true.

Parents are foundational in the journey along the path of life.

If they're there, chances are that the children will grow well without promiscuity, drugs and more.

Quality time.

How do parents do that?

Juggling schedules and so much more is a daunting task.

Working to put bread on the table and to pay the bills is a challenge.

It is.

Kids needs to be told that going down this or that road is a dead end.

We have to be taught.

We do.

No doubt about it.

Can leaders help parents down this road?  To raise children well?  To show them the way?

We better.

Or, else.

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