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Voice: Excuses taking over our world

June 12, 2001

Today people seem to cover errors with excuses. "I can't because of —-, it was really their fault, they made me do it, etc."

One boy was reprimanded because he was keeping a toad in his mother's underwear drawer, his answer to that was, "If I was being raised in a better environment, I wouldn't do things like that."

A young girl (14) was being questioned for eating two puddings and a Pop Tart for lunch. Her answer was, "Well, I had to make my own lunch, my mom got a job and didn't have time. Plus my brother is in college. I'll be going home to an empty house." Her friends laughed and said, "That's easy to fix. Just don't go home."

Stable youth is rare. No one has time for parenting. Many youths are unfortunately making their own decisions. Most are from homes with single parents. I am thanking "God" my family had two parents who loved them. Many are rebellious and do not fear God.

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Pray for this country and this generation.

JOSEPHINE COOK

La Quinta

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