The biggest problem in a broken families is unplanned parenting. Parents having children they did not plan for, children they don’t want, children they don’t love and children they don’t know how to care for,some parents don’t want to have anything to do with their children.Parents your children needs you,not only to provide them education and basic necessities to survive, but also a good moral teaching and guidance to become law-abiding.
I have only one son and if I didn’t trained him to be obedient,respect others property and give him love maybe, he won’t grow up being a good person. When the guard caught him shoplifting at the age of five putting in his pocket a chocolate bar in the store, I did not punish him but went into nostalgia, and had a feeling of deja vu. When I was of a similar age, I had stolen my cousin’s toy from his house. My father gave me an ear-bashing about virtues of honesty. I returned that stolen toy and vowed never to repeat that act. That incident about honesty and the good ways has been embedded in my mind since and I was placed on the track of righteousness that is with me to date.
I subjected my son to the similar treatment, and he has been an exemplary son since. Today he is a teenager and in high school and I can trust him with my life, my bank account and credit card pin numbers. That is the most important value that my grandfather brought with him when he came as an indentured low wage earner and such values have passed over the generations.
That raises the question about family values. When my neighbor hen house was burglarized and they took away more than a dozen of eggs and chickens, the police went to arrest the thief who’s also there neighbor, his father was fighting back. If I was ever caught with any stolen goods at home, my father would have whipped me and handed me over to police. Isn’t this what should happen in families to send a message to thieving youths? Should not they be influenced by the teachings, then this failure manifested in jail numbers of people. Is it that some parents condone robbery as long as the excuses is poverty and they need to steal in order to eat.
The church always preach the “Ten Commandments”-Do not steal. The Guy in robe at the altar went on with his sermon – there was so much violence, so much theft and robberies, so many family breakups, so many ills in our society, so many people in jails, so you need to accept Jesus Christ to stop such ills in society.
Gonzales replied arrogantly to Christ teaching, those who are not happy and don’t agree how the justice is being run,they can file a complain through Jesus Christ. wonder how he was raised by his father during his childhood? it was these so called moron who is not living the life of a good family values. If Gonzales parents has failed to inculcate family values , then perhaps there was something wrong with his family, especially the very representative, heavily politicized and influential justice secretary.Therefore it did not come as a surprise when Raul Gonzales, who were behind the lopsided justice got together under the cloak of Pidalista to give an unceptable sermon on democracy to those who opposed the clemency granted to Claudio Tehankee Jr.In the process he rubbished the President as well. You need to take Gonzales statement with a pinch of salt, as it was a distant shadow of these flotsam and jetsam that had planned to abduct and rape the Filipino people.These same people did not understand the meaning of democracy; they bandied with militant nationalists to beat up Filipinos, abuse and never displayed any bit of humanity, justice, love and neighborly goodwill that Lord Jesus Christ preached.
My argument on this clemency is this; If president’s motives for granting or denying clemency may be necessary to effectuate constitutional protections. If the President acted for discriminatory reasons and granted clemency to all rich and with political connection applicants for pardons, while denying clemency to all poor and has no political affiliation applicants, the judiciary could review and presumably invalidate such use of the clemency power on equal protection grounds.Unlike instances in which the clemency power was challenged as being contrary to public policy, the judiciary would not be lacking standards against which to measure the propriety of the exercise of the clemency power, because the body of case law interpreting and applying the equal protection clause supplies a constitutional standard applicable to all governmental action.–This is suppose to be.–But,as long Arroyo is in power the poor never win!
Claudio Tehankee is a murderer and the president pardon him after serving 14 years. While a father who steal to feed his family is rotten in jail.The moral principles acted upon by the accused have no widespread acceptance. The father who steals to feed and clothe his children presents a relatively easy clemency determination because of our consensus as a society that there is no higher moral responsibility for parents than caring for their children. Clemency is appropriate in the case of the father because few would consider his actions to be morally wrong,
Let’s forget Gonzales and the Clemency.What irritates me more was about the son of my friend who suffered three stab wounds from the snatchers who forcefully toke his cell phone in a daylight in the streets of Metro Manila, witnessed by so many who don’t bother to help him. What I am foreseeing is that in our country our people is turning into surviving in the jungle!