Decades of liberal “progress” to blame for Child Abuse in Texas We need to fix CPS. Then we need to fix our society.

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By Lynn Woolley

Big Texas newspapers are outraged. They’re running stories, columns, and editorials about how bad things are at Child Protective Services – the state agency in charge of managing abused children.

A snapshot of Leiliana before she was beaten

A snapshot of Leiliana before she was beaten

The papers are right to be outraged.

But they are clueless as to the underlying cause. They place a lot of the blame on the admittedly broken CPS for the torture and death of 4-year-old Leiliana Wright – a Grand Prairie child who was brutally tortured and murdered by her mother and her mother’s boyfriend.

Yes, CPS is overburdened and caseworkers have thrown up their hands. Yes, it’s underfunded. But after a generation of “evolving” that seems to have come to a head under President Obama, traditional values—you know like nuclear families – are disappearing. We need to fix CPS. Then we need to fix our society.

Jeri Quezada and Charles Phifer (Photo: Dallas Morning News)

Jeri Quezada and Charles Phifer (Photo: Dallas Morning News)

I read the articles and columns in today’s papers with dismay.

To the liberal media, it’s all about process and funding. Yes, as one editorial says, it’s about grownups arguing over how to fix the system while children suffer. But no amount of funding thrown at CPS is going to keep families together. No amount of staffing increases or changes at the top will defeat evil.

What we need are mothers (females) and fathers (males) living together in marriage and having children that they raise in a loving, caring environment. That’s all but gone in many of our communities in Texas. And you can extrapolate that to South Chicago, Ferguson, Baltimore – many places where street thugs feel a need to burn down neighborhoods to get even with police, or they join gangs and arm themselves with guns and knives.

In this kind of surroundings, women have out-of-wedlock babies — and if the child survives the threat of abortion, he or she must grow up without a father and often with an abusive boyfriend. Or two.

The common denominator is simple – but not one of the editorials I read today got it. Not one.

Look at any story about an abused, neglected, or murdered child. I don’t have any research on this, but let’s say that 9 out of 10 occur in what we used to call a “broken home.” The woman already has kids. She’s on welfare, being enabled by the state. She may not know which of her boyfriends fathered a particular child. She “puts out” to whoever is the current guy spending the night at her apartment.

Maybe the child cries, or won’t go to sleep. The child becomes an inconvenience to the abusive boyfriend. The child pays a big price – sometimes with his or her life.

Yet liberals celebrate the single parent family.

Leiliana, badly beaten and bruised

Leiliana, badly beaten and bruised

What exactly do you expect?

Little Leiliana was four years old. She was beaten with a belt and a stick. Her mother – Jeri Quezada — and her boyfriend – Charles Phifer – allegedly tied her up at the wrists. She was left in a standing position in a closet, force-fed, beat up and slammed into the wall. According to Jacquielynn Floyd in the Dallas Morning News, Leiliana was born while her mother was serving a prison sentence. Then Quezada moved in with a man now facing child sex abuse charges – taking the baby with her.

It appears to be true that CPS botched the case. The caseworker, Claudell Banks, is said to have been working 70 cases. But why is no one asking how Texas got to the point where we are so loaded with child abuse and neglect that we have to fund a giant bureaucracy in a futile attempt to stop it?

A pink urn containing the remains of 4-year-old Leiliana Rose Wright alongside a photo of her father, Brian Maker of North Richland Hills, surrounded by flowers from her funeral at the home of her grandparents, Alisa and Craig Clakley (Photo: Dallas Morning News: Ashley Landis/Staff Photographer)

A pink urn containing the remains of 4-year-old Leiliana Rose Wright alongside a photo of her father, Brian Maker of North Richland Hills, surrounded by flowers from her funeral at the home of her grandparents, Alisa and Craig Clakley (Photo: Dallas Morning News: Ashley Landis/Staff Photographer)

Our society has cratered.

One of the big stories in America today is the blowback against states that are trying to protect religious freedom – notably North Carolina. The media has filled us up with stories about all the major corporations – from American Airlines to Microsoft – that have threatened to pull out of states that make any attempt to protect religious values.

For the record, Christians are not perfect, but a mom and dad that take a child to Sunday School and brings her up in the church probably are not going to tie her up in a closet. They are not going to slash her. They are not going to put her lifeless body in a box and put it out in the bay like what happened to Baby Grace.

“Family values” is a real thing. It means bringing a child into the world in love and putting his or her interests ahead of your own – as my parents did for me. This is what we need in Texas and in the world. But the progressive agenda is going the other way and it is winning.

Baby Grace - Riley Ann Sawyers

Baby Grace – Riley Ann Sawyers

What do you expect when you have a society where…

…life is devalued by left-wing pro-abortion organizations like NARAL, and Planned Parenthood.

…the Homosexual agenda has succeeded in redefining the concept of “family” and has transmogrified it into any combination of men or women.

…we have decided to celebrate the surgical mutilation of so-called “transgenders.”

…the welfare state, worsened under Obama, enables young men and women to be bad actors — and get taxpayer money anyway.

…our politicians operate in a cesspool of dishonesty and corruption where reform seems impossible.

…while the family disintegrates, our “leaders” tell us that “climate change” is our biggest threat.

…we are in denial that terrorism is practiced by adherents to a religion that condones ownership of women and honor killings.

…in which our schools and our universities openly push all the depravity listed above and regularly graduate students that have been taught by socialist professors that everything America has ever stood for is wrong.

We’ve brought this on ourselves by adopting the liberal agenda.

Obama and his insipid “that’s not who we are” preaching has proven to be counterproductive. The breaking up of the traditional family and the abandonment of our core values is ruining this country and the great state of Texas.

We have reached bottom – or something close to it when our major media see children being murdered and blame the “system.” The system may very well be broken, but so is our society. Let’s fix Children’s Protective Services in Texas. Then let’s fix our society.

lynn@BeLogical.com

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