Friday, August 17, 2007

New Australian Law Won't Solve the Problem

I was very concerned to read about the new law just passed :

It is billed as: "FEDERAL Parliament passed new laws giving Canberra unprecedented control over the lives of Northern Territory Aborigines, critics asked how much of the package was actually concerned with stopping the sexual abuse of children."

But in fact it wrests responsibility and authority from the family, further degrading the family unit. As such it can't help but cause more trouble. Australia has a long history of suppressing Aboriginal Australians. After centuries of destroying the culture are they surprised to find it has deteriorated?

A much better solution would be one of restoring self respect and cultural pride, such as a program based on The Way to Happiness.

A good, stable adult with love and tolerance in his heart is about the best therapy a child can have.~~~L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion

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