Thursday, July 31, 2008

It's Hard To Think Of The World As A Good Place

When you read things like this

Having a child with Cerebral Palsy can be difficult. I am an extremely mild case and yet my condition put a lot of extra stress on my parents. Many children with CP are severly disabled, and are partially, if not fully dependent upon someone else to take care of their basic needs everyday. If a parent can't handle the added difficulty and responsibility of caring for a child with CP, then they need to put him/her up for adoption. That's true of parents with disabled children in general.

Stories like this make it hard for me to look at all people as intrinsically good. How can parents do this to their children? And how in the hell did no one, including CPS, bring this to the attention of law enforcement before the child died? Isn't that the entire purpose of CPS (or in this case DHS workers?)

Disgusted is the only word I can think of to describe how I feel at the moment, and that doesn't even begin to be an adequate description.


mike's spot said...

well hell if that isn't the worst thing I've seen in a long while.

does Pennsylvania have the death penalty? several people there deserve it.

Bonnie said...

That's awful.

Anonymous said...

I have had some run-in's with CPS. They were not there to protect my niece and 2 nephews. They are concerned with "keeping the family together"....well, in some cases....REMOVING THE CHILDREN FROM THEIR HOME WOULD HAVE MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD!!!

CPS is a joke!

Mike W. said...

Love the new profile pic Bonnie. You look so deep in thought.

Yes, PA has the death penalty, but that's too kind for these people. Make those parents experience some of the hell they put that child through. A quick and painless death would be an easy way out for them.

Fire - Since CPS is a government agency I almost expect this kind of gross ineptitude. (not that such low expectations make their actions any less disgusting) I can't think of any gov. agency that has a stellar track record of looking out for people and keeping them safe.

Anonymous said...

I sent you the invite.