I write virtually every day. Sometimes I write about politics, sometimes social issues and sometimes just a rant about poor customer service or some other issue that;s on my mind. . I also write about children at risk and they are the most difficult articles to write. I find it difficult to control my anger as I try to speak out about what we are doing and are allowing to happen to our children.
Every ytear in North America, more than five children a day are killed by members of their own family/. Since 2006 more than 800,000 children in the United States and 60,000 in Canada have gone missing and more than 1,000 children in the care of Child Protection Services in the United States are murdered annually.
These are our children but nobody talks about them.
Their safety and their well-being are ignored by politicians and those who support them. We’re in the middle of election campaigns in Canada and the United States but not one politician or political party has put the safety and well-being of children on their agenda.
More effort and energy is put into trying to prove President Obama was not born in the United States or that conservatives are racists than is put into demanding more safeguards for children. We have become too important to concern ourselves with the trivia of protecting children, especially children we don’t know and never see; the children of the poor and in broken homes.
We are too sophisticated to see those children and we are societies that lack the values to be ashamed of that simple fact let alone have the will to take action and do something about it.
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