The school isn't the only problem here, nor is the rape. There is a general attitude that exists within the entire system here in Missoula, as well as across the United States. The attitude I'm speaking of is a broad assumption of most who encounter the system. To the system, it is repetition, redundancy, and routine. When we get in routines, we get bored. When we get bored, we cut corners, and we look for ways to get away with stuff we know we shouldn't do. Whether we perceive these behaviors to be minute or serious, our own perception become irrelevant - we all know cutting corners is wrong - especially when you're an elected official, or in a position of power over others - i.e. public trust! Our leaders, authority figures, elected officials, or whatever you want to call them, need a reality check from WE THE PEOPLE! We should let them know it won't be tolerated! Political games have no relevance when dealing with people's lives! To play them in such dire circumstances shows a great deal of character and presents itself as an opportunity for us to correct the mistakes that are being made - RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES! If we can't recognize what's right in front of us, and fix it, then we can't fix America and it's current problems, no matter how much one tries to fool themselves into believing that they could. In order to inflict true change, one must lead by example! The feds see it - or they wouldn't be here! We, as Montanians, need to be reminded that we as citizens of this community have a responsibility to be a part of how it is structured. If not, we'll all suffer for our inaction!
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