All the news I wish to print

There are all kinds of stories out there. Some will make you laugh, some will make you cry. Some will make you shrug, some will make you scream. Read any daily paper or listen to any newscast and your emotions can go from happy to sad to disbelief to fear to incredulity to horror to anger in very short order.
As we go along, there will be stories, as Paul Harvey used to say, to "wash your ears out with." There will be others that will make you feel like you need to be deloused simply by virtue of have in heard or read them. Some posts will be religious, some secular and for some I expect will defy easy classification in either category. I hope you will join me in this journey and pleas feel free to comment along the way.
For my part I pledge not to remove any posts unless they are vulgar, libelous, threatening or otherwise in violation of the standards of civil discussion. I will not remove any post simply because I disagree with it but I will reserve the right to respond to any challenges that come my way.
God bless you and welome to my blog.

Friday, December 7, 2012

When Bureaucratic Agencies Rule

The idea of having agencies to protect children from abuse is a valid one because we do have a responsibility  to protect children from the unacceptable reality that parents and guardians would actually cause physical harm to their own children. However after a number of very public and glaring failures on the part of these agencies to fulfill their responsibility has resulted in a culture where parental rights are routinely trampled and the right to privacy has all but been dismissed. Understandably their is a balance to be struck that has eluded those whose main concern is to protect children from dangerous and abusive situations in their own home. However, when the over reaching of these agencies results in the premature death of a child as in this story from Florida, it would seem logical that some of these powers should be dialed back a bit.

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