Memorize this face parents. I have spoken out many times here on RaisinEmReal about the sexualization of our children and how important it is that we put a stop to it. Now this has issue has become evident in a rape case out of Montana where a teacher, accused of having at least three sexual encounters with his then 14 year old student has all but been acquitted of his crime and sentenced to an appalling 30 days in jail. This is shocking yes; even more shocking, the reason for Judge G. Todd Baugh decision. He originally sentenced 54 year old Stacey Dean Rambold to 15 years in prison, but reduced his sentence by all but 31 days (with time served for one day) for the crime of sexual intercourse without consent. The victim, Cherice Morales, who committed suicide just days before her 17th birthday, was not present to defend herself. Her helpless mother in the situation was only able to respond by screaming, “You people suck” after hearing the sentence in the court room. She later told a television station in an interview that she has, “lost all faith in the justice system.”
And who wouldn’t? Her daughter was violated, her life ruined to the point it pushed her to suicide, and her offender will be walking free in less than a month. It’s been said that “this is a man’s world”, but why would a Judge make a decision like this in the name of manhood comradery? I’m almost leaning towards this explanation because in 2008 Rambold admitted to the rape of the troubled high school freshman and was ordered to complete a sex offender treatment program, only to be kicked out of the program for missing meetings. He lost his job, his teachers’ license, his wife, and his house. The school district even came forward and said that Rambold had been given a warning 4 years earlier for touching another young student and had given him clear instructions not to touch or be alone with female students, stemming from a complaint that had touched a young girl inappropriately on the thigh under her skirt. Still Judge Baugh felt that his dismissal from the sex offenders program did not warrant a lengthy prison sentence and because the victim in the case could no longer testify, the prosecution had to recant most of their charges. The only thing the Judge had to go on the case was Rambold’s confession to the crime, video from police interviews with the victim. Judge Baugh says his reasoning behind his decision was that after watching police interviews with the victim, he felt the victim was “older than her chronological age” and “had just as much control over the situation as Rambold.” Way to blame the victim Judge Baugh. He should have added that the way she dressed provoked the attacks as well. Assholes.
The case makes me sick to my stomach but this Judge is seeing what I am seeing in the young girls today and that is the fact that they are dressing and acting much older than what they really are. There used to be a time when we forced our children to remain in a child’s place but today’s child rearing favors giving kids freedom and independence way before they are psychologically capable of managing it appropriately. We allow them to choose their own clothing, pierce various body parts, and sadly we even sign consent forms for them to get tattoos. I don’t even want to go into what we allow them to do on social networking. I do want to ask that we STOP. Keep your kids children for as long you can because there are predators out there like Rambold just waiting for their opportunity to pounce, and Judges like Baugh to give consent to their actions. When children are given the idea that they are older than their chronological age, their behavior becomes apparent to those around them, and in this case, a Judge who should have known better. My recent comments about Miley Cyrus were met with debate asking me why I care so much. The ignorant girls even told me that as long as my children aren’t watching it, then I shouldn’t care what she does. I care, not because my children aren’t watching, but because many other children are. I recall a few years ago when my now 16 year old daughter was begging for tickets to see Hanna Montana, and she didn’t understand why I felt it was a waste of money. She hated me for saying no, “Everybody is going!” she would cry, I’m talking crocodile tears. But I stuck to my guns. And my daughter lived. I was shocked by Miley’s performance at the VMA’s but I was further shocked my teenager called me from her bedroom and said, “Mom, thanks. You knew better than I did back then, and I will always trust you to know what’s best for me.” I’m not saying that I saved my daughter from life of whoredom because I wouldn’t let her go and see Hanna Montana, I’m saying that it’s alright to say NO to your children. They will hate you for a moment, but it’s just a moment. They will thank you for a lifetime. It’s time we stop being their friends, and become their wardens. Lay down the law parents, RaiseEmReal, and don’t vote for Judge Baugh again in this upcoming election. As a matter of fact, if you live in Montana, petition to have his ass removed from the bench.