Comment on Hollywood's Proposal for Drug Sentencing Revision
So Hollywood's Community is requesting of the President that sentencing regarding drug laws are revised to make drug use less of a problem in our Nation and to keep the addicted parents in the home with their children.
That sounds like a kindly thought at first, but lessening the incarceration sentences, or maybe eliminating them altogether for the sake of the family and the children of the drug users, is such a fairy tale idea for interest of the children's benefit.
Does not everyone realize that parents who are drug addicted, do not buy milk or eggs or bread, clothes nor medicine? They do not take care of their children, they spend every penny they have and can get into their hands on drugs, because they are addicts!
Where is the intelligent reasoning in such a proposition?
Certainly we need to do something about the drug culture of our Nation. It is sad beyond words when anyone, parents or children, suffer the sorrows of a dysfunctional family; but living with a drug addict who is trying to survive, is not going to be anything confirming or stabilizing for any child.
Back in the sixties, Brother Andrew recounted a story of the incoming Russian army as they invaded Czechoslovakia. Everyone was fleeing the country as fast as they could. He grabbed a load of Bibles and headed in. His efforts proved effective and was able to change the hearts of the incoming Russian soldiers of the particular town such that Russia had to send reinforcements to complete the task. There are many spiritual forces at work to open the wrong prison doors. Our efforts should not be focused on defeating this at the ballot box to stop such actions. It must be circumvented. We must reach into the lives of the effected families and help in the healing and recovery processes. If we do not advance the love of Christ, then they will advance and snuff it out. Getting licensed for foster care to care for those displaced during the short prison sentence can be a good foot in to help mentor the families. There are many other examples. Pray as you act.
I think you may like this article: