- Place something of value in the backseat of your car so when retrieving the item, you will be reminded of your child’s presence.
- Car manufacturers should be required to put a sensor in the backseat when a loaded child’s car seat is buckled in so that an alarm would sound when the car is stopped to remind parents that the child is in the car.
Do I need to explain why these suggestions are obscene? For those of you who understand, stop reading and go about your day, hopefully teaching others what you know.
For those of you, who, like the broadcasters, don’t get it, let us review.
“Place something of value…” Whatever could be more valuable than a child?
“Car manufacturers…” Why make car manufacturers responsible for your child when you can’t? Will they then be held liable if you forget your child for seven hours? Why are individuals no longer responsible? It is as if we don’t exist anymore. We’ve relinquished our power to the collective them, who are responsible. Will we be outraged and surprised when the government regulates all aspects of our lives?
Individually, these helpful hints shocked me. Collectively, they were presented by a major network operating in the densely populated region of our nation's capital as the norm. The Washington Posted didn't decry their presentation. Is the devaluation of our children the new standard? If so, our standards have dropped to a new low.
Along side the devaluation of our children, there are those who are adamant about supporting the Right to Life movement. If we devaluate our children, why are we adamant about bringing them into the world?
I don’t understand. I'm outraged, saddened and depair for the human race.
Let me explain.
Neglected children have no self-worth because their parents don’t care—not a hard lesson to learn for children whose parents place more value on a pocketbook or briefcase than on them. These children perceive that other humans have no worth either. That illness—seeping into our society, malingering, festering and multiplying like an infection—is the irony of the Right to Life movement—we care enough to bring you into the world so that we can neglect you, teaching you that human beings have no value.
Life itself is not valuable. Flies have life. It is the love that is valuable—it is the caring. It is what gives us joy, self-worth, courage and faith. Without love, life isn’t worth living.
And you ask why Columbine? Now you know.