Duh

Hobbs, NM

#1 Oct 23, 2008
The following letter appeared on the internet and was published in the Avoyelles Parish newspaper.

The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical question,ďWhy didnít we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?Ē

I replied, I had a drug problem when I was young:

I was drug to church on Sunday morning.

I was drug to church for weddings and funerals.

I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather.

I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults.

I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher, or if I didnít put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me.

I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profanity.

I was drug out to pull weeds in momís garden and flower beds and cockleburs out of dadís fields.

I was drug to the homes of family, friends and neighbors to help out some poor soul who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothesline, or chop some firewood, and if my mother had every known that I took a single dime as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back to the woodshed.

Those drugs are still in my veins and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say or think. They are stronger than cocaine, crake, or heroin; and, if todayís children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place.

God bless the parents who drugged us.

Since: Oct 08

United States

#2 Oct 23, 2008
Haha...that is so true. Parents should still be the "drug" in their child's life.
speechless

Jackson, MS

#3 Oct 23, 2008
Ashley, that is priceless... Every drug you are talking about was the same drug I was on when I was younger, but you know what, it has made me a better person because of it. I wish today's teenagers could get a good dose of it. God only knows that they need it and you don't have to buy it on the streets or in a pharmacy.
Wondering

United States

#4 Oct 23, 2008
You people are sick!Corning has a real problem. I will pray for all of you sick people.
just me

Osceola, MO

#5 Oct 23, 2008
When I clicked onto this thread I was surprised by what I seen...I was drugged to, my momma whipped my tail.

Our youth has issues because they are not drugged enough! I was once in a restaurant (not here) but I had a child throwing a fit. I took him to the bathroom and busted his tail, I had a lady come out of the john area and tell me she was going to call the law on me for whipping my child. All I did was give him the 'what for' and spank him with my hand...and here she comes telling me this, I totally freaked on her! Talk about crazy, I could not believe she stuck her nose in that, I stayed extra time at the restaurant to see WHO she was going to call...NOBODY ever came...

Today, 5 years later, and many tail whippings after my children are fairly respectful..I think every parent should discipline their child. I have sisters today that don't and I hear my nephews and how they talk to my sisters..it's disturbing!!!

SPARE THE ROD SPOIL THE CHILD--GOD!
your here to

Jackson, MS

#6 Oct 23, 2008
Wondering wrote:
You people are sick!Corning has a real problem. I will pray for all of you sick people.
dont forget yourself JUDGE

Since: Oct 08

United States

#7 Oct 23, 2008
Wondering wrote:
You people are sick!Corning has a real problem. I will pray for all of you sick people.
Newsflash...it aint Corning in general...the WORLD has a problem. Parents started being friends and not parents, teachers started wanting to be buddy's and not role models, law wants to be the cool cop and not the law inforcer, the list goes on...we're just totally screwed.
just me

Osceola, MO

#8 Oct 23, 2008
ashleyh2003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Newsflash...it aint Corning in general...the WORLD has a problem. Parents started being friends and not parents, teachers started wanting to be buddy's and not role models, law wants to be the cool cop and not the law inforcer, the list goes on...we're just totally screwed.
Because we, you and me are letting it happen..Its up to we, you and me to STOP IT!!
wow

Osceola, MO

#9 Oct 24, 2008
What a point...
Annette

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Oct 27, 2008
The reason the kids around here have so many drug problems is a combination of factors. Number one there is nothing for them to do! They don't have after school jobs because there are none. They don't have anywhere to go "out" and do stuff because everything is so far away. We are at least thirty miles from anything! Think about it other than gettin high and making babies there is nothing here for them. As a community we need to address this problem. We have all these after school activities for the younger kids but not for our teenagers.
Jasmine

United States

#11 Jun 17, 2010
I totally agree but I am guilty of it myself I don't want to spank but being consistant is hard for me and it does scare me I must get stronger I do worry my son will hate me but really he will hate me if I don't discipline
in the know

Rector, AR

#12 Jun 17, 2010
Annette wrote:
The reason the kids around here have so many drug problems is a combination of factors. Number one there is nothing for them to do! They don't have after school jobs because there are none. They don't have anywhere to go "out" and do stuff because everything is so far away. We are at least thirty miles from anything! Think about it other than gettin high and making babies there is nothing here for them. As a community we need to address this problem. We have all these after school activities for the younger kids but not for our teenagers.
Wow. What a post. I agree that the community does not have much for young people. But is that THE REASON they do drugs? If there aren't activities for them they must have sex or do drugs? As a community we need to do something? OMG. How about parents do something? It's not the government's responsibility. That's a welfare state attitude. And it's pathetic. Granted it would be nice to have activities. Parents should provide that. But to blame drugs and sex among youth on that fact is wrong thinking.

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