Actions speak louder than excuses

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I often voice my opinion about America. Being sixty-seven years old, some of my opinions have obviously changed since I was young. This one opinion has not changed and unless America changes, it never will change. America is not a country of ACTION, it is  a country of REACTION.

Take a moment and think about our biggest problems in America. Let us start with the one on the front burner today. DACA.  On June 15, 2012, obama created a new policy calling for deferred action for certain undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children. Applications under the program which is called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) began on August 15, 2012. This is not a LAW, it is a policy. Policies expire. To test this, do not pay the premiums on your insurance policies and let me know if yours does not expire because I want to switch to your company. The expiration date on obama’s DACA is just over the horizon. You can see it. American flags being flown upside down, American flags being replaced by Mexican flags, Illegal Immigrants marching and carrying signs telling true Americans to Shut Up. Disgusting, isn’t it?

How did this happen? There is a very simple answer, we did not secure our borders. That would have required us to take action. We do not ACT, we REACT. Now we have an entire swarm of Democrats and portions of our Republican congressmen who are voting against our effort to secure our borders. Illegal Immigrants own this portion of our government now. Yes indeed, I call them Illegal Immigrants…I am so Politically Incorrect, aren’t I? Do you call them Undocumented Immigrants? If you get stopped for driving without a license…do they write you a ticket for being an Undocumented Driver. I think not!

I can easily write examples of action vs. inaction until my fingers bleed, but it will do no good. Let me point out the latest one…please. Mental Health of our young people. How in the world did our young people go crazy? When did Autism become an everyday word? When did kids become so unruly that they must be popped full of drugs in grammar school?  How will we correct this problem? We will not correct it. That would require Action. We will React by discussing those “mean old guns.” As I said, I am sixty seven,  I have never seen a gun pull its own trigger.

Why didn’t the FBI take action on the many leads that it received that would have prevented the school shooting in Florida this week?  Because that would have required action. They are waiting on their chance to react. Remember they contacted the young man who had previously called….immediately AFTER the murders of the young school children. Then the FBI admitted they had dropped the ball. The FBI should go and visit the loved ones of the dead and injured and explain their lack of action in this case.

If you have a child who takes their “Make me a Zombie” medication every day before school “because they show symptoms of being a child”……save a copy of this paper. You can send it to them when they are on trial or in jail because they needed more powerful drugs as they became older. Now….what will you do to help your child who has been blessed by their doctor with the, ever so convenient, diagnosis of ADD and ADHD? Or did they use the word Bi-polar?

Will you do nothing? Remember this is your child. Your child does not belong to the school or the doctor. They belong to you….at least today, they do. Their future may later be determined by a judge and a jury….but not today. TODAY,  parents of school children hold the future mental health of their children, or lack thereof, in their parental hands. What will you do the next time you reach for the little bottle of Depacon, Seroquel, Eskalith, Lithobid, Depakote, Lamictal, Tegretol, Abilify, Adderall, Ritalin, Dexedrine, ETC.  for your child? It is entirely up to you as a parent. You can choose the tough road of parenting… and let your child have a childhood ……. Or, you can choose the path of least resistance and continue creating your zombie.

Oh, by the way, a child’s brain is not finished developing until they turn 25 years of age.  Do you wonder how the developing brain of a young child reacts to stimulants and antidepressants? I am willing to bet they will produce brains with sad, lonely, depressing, murderous, traits and thoughts similar to those of Dylann Roof and Nikolas Cruz. Parents are not required to let this happen to their children. But sadly, just like the FBI in the recent Florida school case, a RE-action from the parents will be too late

it will require Action.

-Sheila Tolley-


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