Daniel Macallair reported here in the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday that the United States and Somalia are the only two nations that refuse to sign the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its ban on sentencing children to die in prison.
What happened to our culture? The United States was once looked up to for what the rest of the world perceived as a country that embodied justice and equality for all people. Have we closed our eyes and refused to look at what we’re doing to our children? Is it that these changes have been so insidious that we just don’t know what’s going on? Or do we really not care?
I think Americans are better than that. I think we’re more compassionate than that.
What do you think?