My topic this week is a sober one, and I have given a lot of thought to it since I first heard about honor killings on 60 Minutes a couple of weeks ago. I was raised to believe that there isn't any honor in killing. In our country, we are raised to believe that to kill is a sin and is punishable by imprisonment.
On 60 Minutes, they were talking about an honor killing of a daughter by her father. He killed his daughter because she didn't obey him and is considered to have dishonored the family. How did she do this? She didn't marry a man that her family picked out for her. Instead, she ran away.
Believe it or not young people there was a time in Europe and our country's past when women weren't allowed to make a choice in the man they married. Fortunately, this changed a long time ago and today, we do make our choices. We fought very hard for the right to vote, to make our choices in every way we lead our lives, and we can't allow it to fall by the wayside.
It's against our laws to kill anyone, so anyone who comes to our country must obey our laws or suffer the consequences of their actions. As shocking as honor killings are to Americans this is something that is going on in our country and more frequently than we could possibly imagine.
Since I'm allowed to express my opinion in my country, I want to say I think this is a horrendous practice and it has to be stopped. We can't stop it around the world, but we certainly can stop it here in the good old U.S.A. It would bring great dishonor to my family if I killed someone.
What do you think should be done about honor killings?
Thank you for listening to me this Sunday.
In case, you have been following my blog about cataract surgery, I learned this week that my vision is 20/50. I received a prescription for my glasses and will be getting them sometime this week. Yay for that, as I'm tired of having a headache every day.
Have a great week.