Parental Rites

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iUniverse, Nov 26, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 124 pages

Everyone can relate to the hypocrisy or unfair dispensation of justice in our legal system, especially our court system. We often look at the judiciary as the backbone of our legal system assuming it will be fair and honest. Yet Justice Is Blind can quickly become Justice Acting Blindly. When justice is so callous not to maximize compassion and love for a child we can understand why America has a complete moral breakdown. Often people, mistakenly, refer to those in government as the leaders.

Parental Rites is merely one grandfathers thoughts who is trying to come to grasp with the hatred that emanates from the court system and why the system cant be bothered to try and mend family wounds rather than rubbing salt in them.

Perhaps the story you are about to read can enlighten others; or perhaps it can help others choose reconciliation over hatred then maybe there is hope for our society. A childhood is too sweet, and too short, to spend battling in court or to carry animosity in ones daily endeavors. We often are told the Judeo-Christian Society is that of compassion and reconciliation. Yet there are those so subsumed in anger and hatred that they merely preach those words on a Sunday but forget them on Monday.

So ignore the actual names in this story or interpose your own names of people you know or have heard of that have affected you or your loved ones in a parallel manner, and perhaps you can become a leader in a childs life. We certainly cannot let a judge, or the law guardian for any child, who is more eager to play golf, or get to lunch, than dispense justice be a leader in that childs life.


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This story is a horrible interoperation of a grandparents excuse to blame the justice system for what he and his wife failed to do as parents themselves.
We thank god the justice system, as
horrible as it may be, steps in and does what’s best for the child. The justice system in this case knew how mentally ill this family was and how it affected their daughter’s upbringing leaving her the inability to raise and parent for her own child. There is a reason why things ended up the way they did and it wasn’t because the justice system failed. If anything, they saved this child.
Its people like this that should not have kids. They should live alone, die alone and not destroy other people during the way. Goggling the authors name and wife you will find the stories of their life and the kind of people they really are.
This book is only worth the dirt it came from. More parents need to step up and continue to knock down such discussing excuses of humans. I am sure this story brought some type of ease to your life knowing that to this day, you are still mentally challenged just putting this book in writing. I am so happy the justice system saved that little boy from you and your family.


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Lawrence Kalkstein, currently a tax accountant, holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting and a Law Degree. He and his wife, Pam, presently reside in Ridgefield, CT and have three children and three grandchildren.

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