posted on Dec, 2 2011 @ 09:08 AM
reply to post by Amanda5
I don't entirely disagree with your posts. I know there is a problem out there, a mighty BIG problem. I don't think any of us are in any position
to be judging who needs counselling or psychological help. If you're a Police officer, that will come soon enough where you'll need it too; trust
me on that. I know you are going to see alot of sh*t you're not going to forget and just when you think you've seen it all, you have'nt.
After 15 kids, I'm sure I won't be the same woman as I was after 3 kids let alone 10. She had 15. Yes, perhaps she should get her tubes tied and
perhaps it should be offered to her for free if she would consider it. But at the end of the day, there are 15 beautiful children - and they ARE
great looking kids; I understand her emotions would be running high trying to put a roof over her 12 kid's heads and fed, cloth them. Under that
much pressure I'm sure some of you could try and forgive her under the circumstances. It was common place among many families during the Great
Depression when they had large sized families with barely enough to get by, if at all. Go to Israel and 10-15 kids among the ultra Orthodox is the
norm. The state of Israel pays for these kids, only the secular whinge about it but at the end of the day, they all do compulsary military service at
the age of 18 and not all of them come home alive. It's the same in the US military, more than half of them are from single parent families and not
all of them come home alive either. These are kids dying at the age of 18-20 years of age in foreign lands, barely even out of home and school. They
are there one day, gone the next. I'm sure you have alot of Police officers also from single parent homes; a tough job in a nation where guns are
legalized and everyone owns a piece, legal or illegally. I know what you're up against on the streets too.
I have no doubts that a couple of her kids might find their way on the wrong side of the law at some point. And I have no doubts 2-3 of her boys
might head for the military and maybe a couple or more just could very well end up at university. I think over all most of her children will be ok in
the end. Put most or all of them in to fostercare, the very soul of those kids will be damaged forever and it will play a role in their future
Does it really matter what comes out of the mouth of this mother? Really, at the end of the day. It's not important. What IS important is getting
this woman in to a suituable home, not one next to a train track, and let her do her job. She wants a dryer? Give a her a bloody dryer. She's
going to need it come winter. She needs furniture and clothing? Charity organisations can do that for her. She needs food? Plenty of organisations
can organise that for her, we all know the food wastage in the USA alone per year could feed all of Africa 5 times over. Perhaps even offer to plant
some fruit trees for her. Come Xmas when all your families are opening their Xmas pressies and you're at your dinner table eating an enormous feed
where some of it will go to waste......think of this family. There are many more like them out there that won't have a Xmas in the USA.
Perhaps your Police Dept want to look at their lost property no one has claimed, like bikes and toys etc. I think the media has done enough damage to
this woman and her 12 kids. Maybe they ought to spin it around and turn it in to a positive for her rather than grab a story of a family that has
reached rock bottom just to sell newspapers.