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What We Must Do ... To Protect Our Children The Difference Between "Sick" and "Evil"
| July 14, 2002
| Andrew Vachss
Posted on 07/22/2002 2:23:14 PM PDT by visitor
Originally published in Parade, July 14, 2002 Andrew Vachss, a PARADE Contributing Editor, is a lawyer whose only clients are children. For more than three decades, he has observed the devastating effects of child abuse firsthand. In light of recent headlines, we asked him to share his unique perspective on a subject of grave importance to us all.
click to read article ...rto
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: childabuse; pedophile
This is a must read based on current events...rto
posted on 07/22/2002 2:23:14 PM PDT
Great article. Emphasizes the tenent that these horrible acts will not stop until WE do somthing. If you're offended by the reprehensible actions of these pedophiles, Act. Contact your congressmen, senators, legislators, ect, and remove the insanity or " I'm sick" plea from the court system. Hold these animals accountable for their actions. I know of several cures for their disease, and it comes in a lot of calibers.
posted on 07/22/2002 2:58:47 PM PDT
posted on 07/22/2002 3:07:24 PM PDT
Evil is always a matter of choice.
Generally an excellent article.
The above quote, however, is not entirely accurate. Some people really are so severely mentally ill that they are unaware of what they are doing. Their control of their actions might be likened to the control most people have when they are dreaming. Such people cannot make a "choice" in the sense the author means.
That does not necessarily mean that they should be excused from the consequences of their actions. And any "not guilty by reason of insanity" verdict should be rare and subject to extreme conditions. But such people really do exist. They should be kept locked up where they are of limited danger to themselves and others.
posted on 07/22/2002 4:58:46 PM PDT
posted on 07/22/2002 7:43:34 PM PDT
posted on 07/22/2002 8:52:48 PM PDT
Parents...if you're really concerned about your children, stay home! Make the 'lifestyle' sacrifice because they are worth it!
posted on 07/22/2002 11:11:34 PM PDT
posted on 07/23/2002 8:08:53 PM PDT
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