Sunday, May 27, 2007

No equal treatment in America

A 4 year old girl named Madeleine McCann vanished from her room at a resort in Portugal recently. Her parents and two year old twin siblings were on vacation. I can't imagine the pain and devastation her parents must feel. I wouldn't wish such a nightmare on anyone.

Her smile beams up at you from front pages of magazines, web sites and news reports. She looks to be everything a little girl should be. Innocent. Trusting. Maybe to a fault.

Here's the controversy. Little Madeleine came up missing when her parents left the hotel room their children were sleeping in and went to dinner with friends at a restaurant some 50 yards away. Her Mother stated that they came back and checked on the children every 30 minutes. A lot can happen in 30 minutes. Obviously.

I AM NOT SAYING THAT THESE PEOPLE DESERVE TO LOSE THEIR DAUGHTER! I'm not saying they were asking for it. I'm not saying that I don't pray for them to find their daughter.

Here's what my point is.

Because the parents are both physicians and are obviously well off, I think they are being treated differently than the average couple. It seems to be a trend in America and it's not right.
Say, instead, that it was a single Mother leaving her children asleep in a trailer. Say, instead, that she works a minimum wage job to earn the money to pay for the trailer they stay in. And after a long, hard day, she went next door to play cards with a friend while the children slept. If one of HER kids came up missing, I guarantee the outcome would be completely different.

America caters to the rich. America seems to bend the rules for the wealthy. Shouldn't everyone receive the same judgement, regardless of their gender, race, or monetary status?

Think about it. It could be you that is judged one day.

5 comments:

epwait55 said...

Well done is this your first Blog or do you have more. Your concerns are very valid.

Anonymous said...

I could not agree more with you. It's sad and unfair, but I don't believe it will ever change. Great piece of writing.

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Taylor_Blue said...

WOw....good take on the case. They checked on them every 30 minutes...I don't think even 5 minutes would be good enough...