Since when did we start teaching our children that lying is acceptable? Dying to get Hanna Montana tickets at any cost … even at the risk of losing our humanity.
Is nothing sacred? Is this how we honor our fallen brave military? With a fake essay on how a little 6 year old girls daddy died in Iraq. So this is what our society has become and parents deem okay to teach their children to lie to get what ever they want at all cost. Brave men and women in our Armed Forces die every day in Iraq to provide security for the United States and quell terrorism over there so we do not have to experience it here.
“My daddy died this year in Iraq. I am going to give mommy the Angel pendant that daddy put on mommy when she was having me. I had it in my jewelry box since that day. I love my mommy.”
THEY DO NOT DIE SO THAT 6 YEAR OLDS CAN WIN HANNA MONTANA TICKETS!!!
A six year old girl with the help of her mother, Priscilla Ceballos deceived contest officials at Club Libby Lu by entering a fake essay stating that her “daddy dies in Iraq”. How in the hell does any parent think that this was okay to do?
“We did the essay and that’s what we did to win,” Priscilla Ceballos, the mother, said in an interview with Dallas TV station KDFW. “We did whatever we could do to win.”
The mother had told company officials that the girl’s father died April 17 in a roadside bombing in Iraq, company spokeswoman Robyn Caulfield said
A Texas mother helped her 6-year-old write a fake essay saying that her father had died in Iraq in order to win hard to get Hannah Montana concert tickets. (CBS)
Now that contest officials have found out that this was a lie, they may be revoking the ticket. MAYBE!!!??? Now that the cat is out of the bag, the mother is claiming that she never told contest organizers that the essay was true and that her 6 year old daughter was aware that this was a work of fiction. SURE YOU DID! The mother is in full CYA mode, ‘We Never Said This Was A True Story.’ If you never said it was true then why did you say the father’s name was Army Sgt. Jonathon Menjivar, had died in a roadside bombing April 17 in Iraq?
The girl’s grandmother told FOX 4 that the father, Jonathan Menjivar, is alive and currently lives in another town. The Department of Defense website has no record of any military casualty by that name, nor does the U.S. Army have any record at all of that name.
How reprehensible could one be to write an essay providing the impression that the story was real and that a 6 year old girl’s dad died while serving his country in Iraq. You wrote the essay with the knowledge that this would tug on emotions and heart strings and win. Nothing more, nothing less. You would dare win some thing as stupid and useless as Hanna Montana tickets off the blood of US soldiers! How dare you! These men and women are hero’s … you are as far away from that as it gets.
This mother is a disgrace. God forbid she have to experience the pain and anguish that so many mothers and daughters have had to go through in the USA of actual fathers and dads who died in Iraq.
The company officials most likely took the essay at face value as they though who would be so low, callus and insensitive to actually write a fake essay on the death of a 6 year old dad claiming to have died in Iraq. Many of us are asking that same question.
Officials took the essay, which included no details about the father or his death, at face value and performed no background checks, Ms. Caulfield said. Ms. Ceballos told company officials that the girl’s father, Army Sgt. Jonathon Menjivar, had died in a roadside bombing April 17 in Iraq, Ms. Caulfield said.
But Department of Defense records show that no one by the name Jonathon Menjivar has died in Iraq.
UPDATE I: No truer words have been spoken … from Blogs of War
There’s something about these stupid, inconsequential stories that reveal so much about our society’s misplaced values.