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To: MoJo2001
The best way to protect against gangs in your family is to ensure that a FATHER is present in the life of young children.

That's great and all that, but this is the real world. How are you going to force fathers to stay with their kids. And I don't think being fatherless should be used as an excuse, this has been thrown around so much, that in essence it becomes a self-fullfilling prophecy. Plenty of children without fathers, don't end up in gangs.

86 posted on 02/20/2005 12:15:00 PM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: dfwgator

You don't have to force a Dad to stay with his kids. A dad will just do it.

Many military kids have fathers that are constantly away. I can tell you that most military kids aren't out there committing these crimes.

As I stated before, the best way to ensure that your children don't become involved in gangs is to have a father in the "house".

You are correct that many children without fathers grow up without committing crimes. However, it's a tougher road for them without one. Even if they don't have a father, I'm sure many had great role models. If not, then God bless them for living up to the life they were given.


90 posted on 02/20/2005 12:21:41 PM PST by MoJo2001 (Operation Easter/Passover For Our Troops begins Feb.14th-Mar.4th---www.proudpatriots.org)
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