Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hard heads

Hard head make soft asses, my mother used to say. What she meant was that fools and naughty children are determined to do as they please and then cry when they get spanked. Spc. Alexis Hutchinson is in the army and refused to deploy when she got her orders. She has a reason: her beautiful baby boy is only one year old and her mother refused to take care of him while Alexis was to be serving her country.

Well now. First, Alexis should not have gotten pregnant out of wedlock. That sounds harsh but Alexis willfully chose to fornicate with an unsuitable man. He didn't marry her and is apparently so unfit to care for his son that he's not even mentioned in any news story about the case. Alexis picked a real dud.

Second, she never should've joined the army. If you can't do the job like a man then we don't need you. Don't yell "equal rights" when it's time to get the goodies and then cry "But I'm a mommy!," when it's time to do the work. So now, Alexis is sitting in confinement. Her baby is being cared for by her mother--for now-- granny may change her mind and the child could end up in foster care--- and she's probably going to get a dishonorable discharge if not jail time.