Friday, December 10, 2010

For Every Child Missing In The USA

Our Country has a problem this Christmas: Missing children.

Just look around my blog and you will see that the hunt is on right now for Lindsey Baum, Kyron Horman and the Skelton Brothers. And they aren't the only kids on the missing child list.

This Christmas there SHOULDN'T BE a missing child list.

The problem is a National disgrace.

It would be so perfect to wake up on Christmas morning and know that every child in the United States is where he or she belongs.

There's no excuse for this.

It appears to me that the school systems, Social Service workers, church congregations and the legal guardians of all of the children who've gone missing have got to get their collective act together.

We're supposed to be A COUNTRY WITH A CONSCIENCE, NOT A MISSING CHILD LIST!

I think it's time for our society in the USA to GET TOUGH.

IF each child in the United States was monitored and managed from breakfast to bedtime, perhaps the number of missing children would drop. It's obvious that safely raising a child in this Country can't just be limited to the parents, anymore.

Nope.

The old saying that it takes a whole village to raise a child is turning out to be absolutely TRUE. And the belief that monitoring and management is an invasion of privacy is total balderdash. Every time somebody drops the responsibility ball, and a kid goes missing, that child's whole existence becomes very PUBLIC. But by that time, it is often too late for that child.

Shoulda, woulda, coulda doesn't mean dust when a young body ends up in the hands of a coroner. THAT is the cold, cruel TRUTH.

No department, agency, organization, school system, church congregation, parent or guardian will ever be able to say that the job is being done right UNTIL...there are no more missing children's faces on my blog.

It's Christmas. And it's time for the attitude in this Country to turn around and for all of the missing children to come home. And more than that, it is time for no child to ever go missing again.

This post is my Christmas gift of respect to Lindsey Jo Baum, Kyron Richard Horman, Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton.

This is for every child who vanishes in the USA every year.

It's time to recognize this problem for what it is: Preventable.

Open THAT fact on Christmas morning.

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