I awoke this morning and pulled up cnn.com as I always do in the morning. This morning, however, I came to learn that yet another drunk driver has taken the lives of innocent people. Here is an excerpt from the story:

“Film director Bob Clark, best known for the holiday classic “A Christmas Story,” was killed with his son Wednesday in a head-on crash with a vehicle that a drunken driver steered into the wrong lane, police and the filmmaker’s assistant said. The driver of the other vehicle, a 24 year old male, and his passenger were taken to UCLA Medical Center with minor injuries. The driver was arrested Wednesday afternoon and booked for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol and gross vehicular manslaughter.”

So, as usual, the drunk driver survives and changes the lives of an entire family and their friends. How many more lives must be lost before this country’s government makes the changes that are necessary to drunk-driving laws? How long must this slaughter of innocents go on before our eyes are opened and we realize how flawed our system is?

My sister’s life was changed because of someone’s incompetence. How many more families must suffer as my own family has suffered? Drunk drivers need to be put to death, that’s all there is to it. If you are so irresponsible as to get in a vehicle when you are drunk, you deserve to be punished severely! If you actually kill someone, you are a murderer and deserve nothing less than a death penalty. Maybe then people will begin to think twice about driving drunk.

For now I guess we will just have to continue to bear the injustice as these irresponsible people continue to change lives and, in most cases, take lives.

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