Ok I really try not to judge others, I mean WHO AM I TO SAY WHAT ONE SHOULD DO.... But I have to say this one topic really has gotten my prim and proper panties in a real tangle,
This whole mess with Abby Sunderland is in a word STUPID... I mean who on earth says.
"You know my 16 year old is so mature and skilled to sail, I think I am going to let her sail around the world by herself."
I mean What on Earth were they thinking???
Then the poor girl gets into trouble and there is a Manhunt for her. I am thankful that she was found safe, BUT REALLY? Now I want to know WHO pays for that search and rescue?
Now I guess I am more upset at the fact she had to be rescued. I mean What if because of the search for her someone else lost their lives for lack of the help they needed?
I just think this family was very selfish in WANTING TO BREAK A STUPID RECORD..
( yeah lets put our child's life in danger all so she can beat a record )
I mean SHE IS A MINOR... where is CPS ( or whatever you call it in your state? )
I mean this is a classic case of Child endangerment if there ever was one...
But it seems as if NOTHING was ever done to protect this child.
I read that the parents said she really wanted to do this and she was very skilled.
Last I check YOU ARE THE ADULT... and I don't care how skilled she is. SHE IS 16 PEOPLE... HOW SKILLED CAN A 16 year old be???
I even read that EXPERIENCED sailors told her folks that it was not a good idea, For one she was going to be in the Indian Ocean at a horrible time, And yet these "RESPONSIBLE" parents still thought it was a good idea.
All in all I think that the Parents SHOULD be held accountable for letting their 17 year old son do it last year AGAIN a minor and now her.
There should be charges brought against them and they should have to pay for ALL The time and fuel it cost to rescue her.
So I say SHAME ON THEM.....
Now I will go back to my NONE JUDGEMENTAL SELF....