Lally 25, and Dilly, 26, were found dead of overdoses in the den of their McKeesport, Pennsylvania home this week, with three young children elsewhere in the house. They had recently posted on Facebook about how much they loved their children.
Not more than getting high, of course.
The parents may have been dead for a day or more before their bodies were found, after their 7-year-0ld daughter had told a school bus driver that she didn’t want to go inside her home because she couldn’t wake up her parents before dressing herself and heading to school. The bus company notified the school, and school officials called the police.
The girl, her 9-month-old girl, a 3-year-old boy and a 5-year-old boy were examined at a hospital, and social welfare officials assumed custody of the children. All in all, this is a good development for the children, whose parents were irresponsible, irredeemable, reckless fools.
Nobody has to take heroin, or any illegal drugs. The laws exist to make it crystal clear that illegal drug use is destructive to families, society and the nation, and that the government has a vital interest in discouraging its use, manufacture and sale. Every junkie knows that what he or she is doing is illegal and societally condemned, though less so as time goes by because of wealthy, idealistic and arrogant drug legalization supporters, who make the culture’s anti-drug message weaker with every passing day. They also strengthen a pro-drug message, which kills weak-minded and selfish people like this couple, who cared more about getting high than taking care of their children,
The mayor of a nearby town immediately blamed “poverty, addiction, heroin.” No, poverty doesn’t cause drug use: drug use causes poverty. Addiction doesn’t kill anyone until someone breaks the law, ignores the messages and defies responsibility and common sense by taking drugs the first time. Heroin is illegal; it’s off limits for law abiding citizens, which we ae all obligated to be. It doesn’t jump out of a needle an ambush anyone.
Victimless crimes. Right. Here were four young children brought into the world by an unmarried couple who couldn’t afford them, and who were so self-absorbed that they couldn’t even manage to risk overdosing one at a time, so many the kids would have one living parent for a while. Dally and Lally ended up victims themselves., too. They deserve to be blamed, as do the drug legalization advocates who weakened the cultural messages that might have saved their lives.
A little girl had to dress herself and take herself to school because her reckless, selfish, criminal parents killed themselves getting high.