Wednesday, April 18, 2007

If your not a criminal shouldn't you be free?

Magic Bellybutton: I want to be free

Please go read this story. That we are letting children be treated like this in our country is shameful. If you feel as strongly as I do, which is very strong, that these are the type of stories our media should be covering and leaving the celebrity gossip to the tabloids then link to her post or write about it in your blog. This story is about something we can and should change in our country.

While we are at let's all write to our national news providers and tell them how we feel about the quality of our news. I apologize to any international readers for aiming this story specifically at local readers, but really civil rights shouldn't have national boundaries, so express your outrage from wherever you are. Sheesh, I'm in Texas on a monthly basis and only heard about this because of a delightful blogger in Australia


Magic Bellybutton said...

It is a global community now, whether you agree with that or not. What we do affects other people, even if we're not aware of it. I think that being aware of something happening on the other side of the world doesn't mean that you can't make others aware of it and even write to the relevant authorities yourself. Maybe if more governments realised that it isn't just their people and the other governments that they deal with who are aware of these issues then maybe, just maybe, they will do something to change their behaviour. Isn't a better world for everyone what we're all striving for?

Sadly, children are being held in detention centers in Australia as well. We've even accidentally jailed one of our own citizens in one. We've got nothing to be proud of either.

Sorry Lynn, didn't mean to turn into a rant there. Not going to change it though.

Lynn said...

Please,rant away. I was in bit of rant mode when I posted. Nothing brings people together like Governments full of crooks and idiots. I may stitch that on a pillow, if I could stitch.