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Mother Murders Her Five Children
Wednesday, June 20, 2001 4 PM EST
In a horrible and bizarre tragedy, police in Houston, Texas today
reported that a woman called them asking for someone to come to
the home to look in on her children.
Upon entering the house, the woman told police what she did and
they discovered the lifeless bodies of the woman’s five children,
aged two months to seven years. Initial reports indicate that the
woman drowned each child in the bathtub. She has not been
identified at this time.
At this time no indication has been given as to why the woman
would commit such an unthinkable, dreadful act. The woman’s
husband, father of the children, was notified at the nearby Johnson
Space Center where he is employed.
There are no words to adequately express the horror and shock
evoked in reaction to such an incident.
This woman is obviously a deranged, sick individual who did the
most unnatural thing possible in this world – taking the very lives of
her own flesh and blood.
Mass murder has become all too commonplace in modern society,
by various, equally evil methods. Stabbings and beatings and
shootings in public places. Murder by drowning committed by
mothers of their own children.
What answers can there be for such irrational, illogical and criminal
What measures could possibly be enacted to prevent such killings?
It seems readily apparent that sick minds will employ any means at
their disposal if they are so warped in mind and so devoid of heart
to even conceive of such despicable acts.
At times such as these, public reaction is understandable and
However, the words and deeds of our supposed government
leaders often, though highly selectively, focus on only one kind of the
above crimes: those involving a firearm.
Never once have they clamored to ban baseball bats or knives or
now, bathtubs. Nor have they called for background checks – or
closing flea market loopholes, for that matter – for any of these items
used legally and lawfully everyday by all of our citizens.
That, of course, would be crazy.
But when it comes to firearms, it’s a different story.
The Left breathlessly pounces on any of these crimes demanding
that the rights of law-abiding citizens be curtailed and trampled
because some sicko committed murder.
That’s because the Left and their media promoters have deemed
that the unconstitutional abridgement of the right to keep and bear
arms has somehow become, improperly and falsely, an acceptable
course of action.
And the sad fact is that never have any of these laws done anything
other than restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens, due to what
should be obvious; that criminals by definition do not obey the law in
the first instance.
Never mind that they refused for eight years to enforce to 20,000
gun laws already on the books.
But the Left knows that and doesn’t really care one iota, because
they have the political issue, which is all they ever want: to appeal to
the mindless, feel-good, lowest common denominator.
Rather than lionize murderers such as McVeigh and Garza as they
were rightly put to death for their heinous crimes, the media would
do well to look at themselves, turning their thoughts and attention
inward, to reflect and take responsibility for their part in running
down our traditional values and our long-held notions of right and
And while they are at it, they should examine the questionable ethics
and morals of the forty-nine senators who voted against the Boy
Scouts of America last week, in a shameful display intended to trash
the reputation of a youth group that has done nothing more than
adhere to its deeply held beliefs and morals. Not surprisingly, the
media also piled on to vilify the Scouts and those courageous
senators who stood up for our young people.
Is it any wonder that the Clinton-inspired me, me, me philosophy has
wrought the tragic devaluing of humanity, resulting in the brutal
taking of life as has increasingly occurred since he first cast his
shadow in the Oval Office?
The time for niceties and subtleties is long past.
Just ask the poor father whose own life was wrecked today.
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