Okay folks, you probably heard about the "Barbie Bandits"... two teenage girls who made headlines for robbing a Bank of America store branch the other week. Two Georgia girls who wore sunglasses and had big smiles as they made off with a few thousand. Everyone thought they were high school students, maybe as young as 15 or 16. Fortunately they got caught, and not too far from the crime scene. UN-fortunately, the bank teller was also involved in this, so the "Barbies" aren't being charged with bank robbery, but rather simply with theft.
Well now the mother of one of the "Barbies" is crying her eyes out for the media, saying that "these are little girls who got mixed up with the wrong crowd"!
Little girls? They're 18 and 19 years old! LEGAL ADULTS!!! What part about that do you not understand?
Look, when you're a juvenile, you're allowed to say that you make mistakes. THEN you can say "I fell in with the wrong crowd" and expect people to forgive you. But once you hit 18 and you become a legal adult, then the excuses end. You're an adult. You can vote, you can go to war, you can pose for men's magazines, you can do anything you want to within the limits of the law EXCEPT buy or drink alcohol.
The "Barbie Bandits" are ADULTS. That means they need to be treated as adults, tried as adults, and if convicted, sent to PRISON as adults.
There's a little song that's a bit before the "Barbies", but it goes something like this...
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time, yeah.
Know the song, love the song, LEARN from the song...
Oh, and keep your eyes on the sparrow.