MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Letters

September 8, 2013

THE PEOPLE SPEAK – Remember Veronica will be a teenager

Gov. Fallin, the Capobiancos, judges and government officials need to step back and make a reality check. Baby Veronica will one day be Teenager Veronica.

All teenagers have periods of conflict with their parents. Adopted children have an especially difficult time because they must deal with the hurt of knowing their parents were unwilling or unable to care for them. Regardless of the reason for separation, it is a pain that only an adopted child can understand.

How will the Capobiancos respond when Teenager Veronica says, “My dad would never treat me like this.” “My dad wouldn’t let this happen to me.” “Why did you take me away from my dad?” “Why did you put my dad in prison?” “There are thousands of children in Oklahoma and South Carolina that no one wants. My dad wanted me. Why didn’t you take one of the children that no one wants?” “My dad is a hero and while he was away making the world safe for us to live in, you stole me just because you have money.”

No matter how much the Capobiancos love and nurture Veronica, or how good a home they provide, she will end up hating them because they took her dad away. To her, dad will always be the martyr, and the Capobiancos evil abductors who imprisoned her and hurt her dad.

Can the Capobiancos give Veronica a happy ending? Has anyone considered Teenager Veronica?

MARGE BURTON

Hulbert

1
Text Only
Letters
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks