STOP taking OUR children – ALL children belong under the protective umbrella of loving parents.
According to the opinion section of the Boston Globe, Michael A. Cohen has issues with how Ms. Graham is being perceived by the masses. He writes, among other things, the below, and the bold italics is a counter argument to his ranting:
Since this story broke, however, I’ve been trying to think of another situation in which publicly whaling on a child would be met with such praise. Just how many other situations would rise to this level? Would catching your child about to murder someone justify whaling on them, because that brick he held in his hand with the intent to throw at the police, could well have murdered someone if they were hit in the head. Would we say the same if the child being hit was a girl YES! or if Graham were white? YES! It’s a reminder that, seemingly, one of the last acceptable forms of violence in America is when a parent hits a child. No form of violence, against anyone is acceptable, so that is a non-starter of a statement. Hitting (slapping and spanking would likely fall under your definition of hitting) is not necessarily violence. Examples: Your white, teenage daughter just says the most despicable thing you have ever heard, laced with vile profanity, and disrespect. A stinging slap across the face may well be the perfect response, likened to, perhaps when a man uses some foul, off colored remark with a young lady he is dating. A Scarlet O’Hara type slap is hardly violence. Another Example: your toddler runs into the street where you have repeatedly told, warned, and done all sorts of things for him to know it is off-limits. He is old enough to understand, and all other forms of warning have failed. A stinging spanking to his butt could well prevent it from ever happening again, and perhaps save his life.
Seriously, no one is advocating or accepting of violence on any level, but hitting in this instance, under these circumstances being made into an act of violence, when it was designed to specifically prevent that, is off the wall. If every Baltimore mother were to have to run into the crowd and grabbed her child or children and done the same, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO BALTIMORE BURNING. No burned buildings and cars, no looting, arrests and most importantly, none of the hundreds of people who were hurt or their lives threatened. Therein was the violence – not pulling your kid out and slapping him!!!
That is the headline on one ABC channel/article and the video can be seen here: http://www.abc2news.com/news/crime-checker/baltimore-city-crime/video-mom-beats-child-for-throwing-rocks-at-baltimore-police#Mom%20beats%20son%20for%20participating%20in%20Baltimore%20riots
As the eyes of the world are focused on Baltimore riots at the moment, please consider how this mother’s actions would ordinarily play out in the world of “child protection” service agencies throughout the country.
This mother is being hailed by most as a hero, a great mom, and she very likely could have saved someone’s life, or will in the future as a result of her child rearing. She saw her kid on the news throwing rocks at police in the mayhem in Baltimore, and ripped him from a scene where he could have seriously hurt someone else, or been fatally hurt himself if things took a certain turn. This scene shows where this mother stands on participating in riots, and throwing rocks at police, in the Baltimore civil disobedience that is anything but civil and has escalated to the likes of a war zone.
This woman’s son will hopefully learn and stand for the same things as his mother as his brain develops under her influence, and this is a very, very good thing. But other children are ripped from their families, even adopted out, on the mere accusations that they struck their child, or their child was abused in any way, often times when it never occurred at all. Under what is currently going on in child protective service agencies, this mother’s actions, and far less, are resulting in the children being removed from their parents lives and influence forever and they are farmed out to the billion dollar foster care or adoption industry.
Please become aware of what is happening across America that stands to take away parental rights from families, and is destroying children for generations to come. Please share and “like” A Miracle for US – https://www.facebook.com/AMiracleforUS so we can continue to educate the public of what has to STOP, and mother’s like this Baltimore mom can stop further tragedies from happening without losing their kids to state sanctioned kidnapping!
SIGN the Parental Rights Petition HERE . . . BEFORE they come for you, and do what you can to share this story, and raise public awareness so these families don’t fight this Goliath alone.