Paris Hilton Out of Jail – The Message We are Sending

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Well, I am sure all of you have heard this by now but if you haven’t, let me be the first to inform you. Paris Hilton spent just under 3 days of her 23 day sentence before getting out due to health concerns. You would think she would be on her way to the hospital if she was so sick to get out of jail. But no. They sent her home!

Her representatives say she has learned a lot from this lesson. I am sure she has. She has probably learned that jail may be scarey but if you are wealthy and famous you can pretty much do whatever you want with little or no consequence. Paris is not the only one who has learned something from this. Children and impressionable children have also learned a lesson from all of this. A message has been sent that what is right and wrong depend on who you are. A message has been sent that if you are sorry you are caught then there shouldn’t be any other consequences to face.

This is not a new problem. The prophets warned Israel over and over again about abuses and injustices of the rich and powerful.

1 Woe to you who are complacent in Zion,
and to you who feel secure on Mount Samaria,
you notable men of the foremost nation,
to whom the people of Israel come!

2 Go to Calneh and look at it;
go from there to great Hamath,
and then go down to Gath in Philistia.
Are they better off than your two kingdoms?
Is their land larger than yours?

3 You put off the evil day
and bring near a reign of terror.

4 You lie on beds inlaid with ivory
and lounge on your couches.
You dine on choice lambs
and fattened calves.

5 You strum away on your harps like David
and improvise on musical instruments.

6 You drink wine by the bowlful
and use the finest lotions,
but you do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.

7 Therefore you will be among the first to go into exile;
your feasting and lounging will end.

– Amos 6:1-7

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  1. Good post. My wife and I were talking about this last night, expressing our frustration over the very same thing — the lesson being taught to our world. And, that was when our 15 year old son spoke up and said, “But, she is HOT!”

    Needless to say, the court day for our child abuse case will be coming up in the near future. JUST KIDDING.

    However, it makes your point — if you are wealthy enough, know the right people or are “supposedly” hot (skanky in my opinion)you can just about get away with anything.

  2. Matt,
    Great post.
    I really enjoy your blog.
    I think the message we are sending and have sent in our country for along time know is if you are a star and have a lot of money. You get treated different than the “average” citezen. You get “star” treatment. You don’t have any consequences for your actions. You can live anyway you want to live as long as you can afford the legal team to get you out. America has lost it’s justice system just like Israel did during the time of the prophets. Will America be held acountable? Will the judges be held accountable? The lawyers?
    Again this is a great post.
    Excellent topic and discussion.
    God bless you brother and keep up the great work you have been doing!

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