Respect the woman’s freedom of choice, man!
The recent gruesome murder of a Chateaubelair woman by her ex-boyfriend is evidence of the cold-heartedness and rights-disregarding attitude that exists in our country. Some men seem to think that they âownâ women and must force them into submission. These men do not view their womenfolk as intelligent beings who must be reasoned with. Quite often, we hear cases where the man would not accept ânoâ as an answer. For example, a woman decides that she doesnât want to continue in a relationship and the manâs response is to abuse her as if to say “If I canât get yo, nobody else ain getting yo.â Sadly, the woman is sometimes left to nurse a life-injury or she is even murdered. Why canât a man accept that a woman is free to discontinue a relationship without fearing for her life? Donât you realize that the woman has the God-given freedom of choice that you should respect? If you want a woman to âloveâ you out of fear for her life, then you donât want a real woman. A woman is not a beast or an animal to whom you can give commands at your pleasure. She is Godâs intelligent creation with sacred inalienable and inviolable rights and freedoms and must be treated with due regard!
Unfortunately, this freedom-hating behaviour exists even among our children. If these ideas are not rooted out with the right kind of education from school age, then the future of this nation is gloomy. This is no time for revelling and the distasteful politicking which are unfruitful. The disrespectful youths of today will be the criminals of tomorrow. The violence-loving young boy (or girl) would be the murderer of tomorrow. Hearts need NOW to be directed to the word of God to learn that we all have a God-given duty “to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the lawâ¦thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witnessâ¦thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyselfâ Romans 13: 8,9. May God help our nation.