Well, wouldn't you have to be insane to do what she did?
Well yeah. But lets just slap her hand and call her a retard and put her in a hospital at our expense for the rest of her life. Ummm okay??.. Yeah makes a lot of sense to me.
We shoot crazed rabid animals, right? So, yeah--why do we have to house this crazy woman for the rest of our lives, with um, MY/YOUR tax dollars??I've got a gun. And, I'll bet those little children, running down the hall to get away from Mommy, would disagree on "not guilty...." Sh*t.
Anon 12:28, what's your suggestion?
comment4u...your way off lady. This woman is NOT a rabid animal. She has a mental disease that she cannot control. It's a disease just like cancer. She belongs to God and so do her children. I don't think putting her in a mental hospital will affect your lifestyle. You should get some education on mental illness. You mentioned feeling sorry for a friend that had a daughter with mental illness, and then you turn around and make this ignorant comment. I feel sorry for people like you.
My views are normally fairly liberal...EXCEPT when it comes to crimes against children.I can not imagine the horror of those poor children fighting for their lives. I can only hope she is tortured until her death by her thoughts and memories.
12:40:It just seems to me that insanity is such an easy out to take. Too many people are killing their children and claiming to be insane. While she does belong to God, she will answer to Him. It won't be such an easy out. Only God knows for sure if was insane and she will answer to Him.
C4U - I agree with you. I would have loved to have been on that jury. We would still be deliberating, because this was obviously premeditated. Not once, not twice, but FIVE times~~!!The death sentence indeed - our tax dollars are paying for the mental institution AND would be paying for her life term sentence too~~!!
The bad part is she could get out of the mental institution and do it again. My understanding is that this sentence is not a life term. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but that's how I read the article.
It is easy to judge.. If I'm not mistaken she was on medication and she chose to stop taking them. I'm very familiar with mental illness, you think you feel better so you get off meds (but it's the meds that make you feel better) and then you totally crash. I agree the insanity defense is probably over used and yes she should defintely be punished, not only by god but by a jury of her peers as well.
33, You are right, God is in control, and those kids do belong to God. This would be hard to judge.
God forgives and Jesus saves. Although, she committed a horrible atrocity, God has not thrown her away. Sorry folks, it doesn't work like that. Society has their opinion and only GOD knows her heart. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding."
AMEN TO THAT
I place the blame on her retard exhusband. He should have stepped in a LONG time before she got to her breaking point. I had post partum depression that was borderline psychotic and you have no idea what that is like unless you have been there. I was treated with medication and within six months I was able to come off of it. But HE should have sent those two other boys to public school instead of having her home school them and hired a FREAKING nanny to help her with the THREE kiddos under five. Maybe if he had been a real man and helped his wife, then the whole travesty wouldn't have occured. By the way, my husband is wonderful. I had lots of help from my mom and dad, brothers, and husband during my ordeal and it made all the difference.
I love it when you call me "lady." Ugh...I DO feel sorry for the woman who's daughter has the voices in her head--BUT her daughter acknowledged that Mom needed to take her children because her "brain keeps buzzing." She motivated herself to address her own, yes tragic, problem.Andrea Yates sat around MULLING over murdering her innocent children...she chased those terror-filled kids around to KILL them. She wouldn't allow them to GET AWAY FROM HER sorry sick ass. And my lifestyle? Hmm...yeah, I'll probably continue to keep as many of my tax dollars for the LIVE children in my house, versus feeding a woman who snuffed out her own...Yell at me...feel sorry for me...whatever.
Lets put religion aside for a moment. I am a psychologist by trade, so I thought I would throw in my two cents worth. Reason of insanity is just a generic term used for anyone that has killed a person. You are not normal when you do something to take another person's life-so saying they are insane is the only rational term to break from normality to insanity. Is insanity a disease, no. Yes, you may have to take medication in certain instances to balance your mind. In the case of Andrea Yates, she was still cognizant of her surroundings. She had enough mental capacity to recognize her children; decide why they should die; and then kill them. She, even though off medication, knew what she was doing. After all, she was the one that killed them-they did not kill themselves. It is an absolute atrocity to society that this psycho is now allowed to go an asylum for "help". When a dog gets the taste of blood, loses his mind, or bites another person-what does the owner usually do? That is my solution.
OMG 1:25- Please do not start blaming other people for the murders SHE committed.Maybe that bitch should've kept her legs together if she couldn't handle all those damn kids. I have 3 kids, NO nanny, and I can guarantee you I am not filling up bathtubs just in case I need them. Sorry, for the momentary slip from civility, but that just pissed me off.
I never read anything in the reporting of the trial that indicated that Andrea Yates sat around mulling(like she had time to do that with homeschooling two older ones while managing a preschooler, a toddler, and an infant)this over. The woman was psychotic. She had a terrible, awful episode that resulted in horrible deaths of beautiful children. But she is mentally ill. She should not be punished for being mentally ill. She was failed by her family. Its not like she was a Darlie Routier (if you remember her) pining away for a better boob job and getting fat on bon bons.
Okay, enough of this comparing people to animals. We are totally different. You cannot "put a person down" like you do a dog. We are not animals. That is a stupid comparison.
1:37,Yes we are animals. The field of taxonomy clearly shows that humans are Homo sapiens, primates in the animal kingdom-therefore we are animals too.
Sorry, but if you haven't experienced post partum depression then you really have no idea what you are talking about. I'm not talking about baby blues either. It's a shame that some of you cannot express yourself without getting vile. I believe in helping people weaker than myself. She was weak. It was her family's responsibility to help her. Her husband should be ashamed of himself for not taking charge of her mental health. She had post partum depression with EACH BABY. She never had time to recuperate. He should have kept his pecker in his pants and helped his wife.
1:37 did you say a stupid comparison, stupid, you dont know stupid.
One of the indications that a person cannot debate is a reliance on name calling. Stick to the subject.
I am sorry. Any HUMAN that KILLS another HUMAN cannot be considered HUMAN-in a mental sense. Take a moment and do a google search on mentally ill and murder and you will see a ton of cases that happened to swing the other way -with less evidence. Had this of happened in another part of Texas-or without so many God fearing bible thumpers without an unbiased point of view then it would of been a fair trial.
Anyone ever heard of EVIL? This Yates woman is EVIL! No...killing another person is not "sane"...so why don't ALL killers get off with an "insane" ticket? coMMANDMENT: Thou shalt not kill!Pretty clear to me! Do you know as the oldest one was fighting for air as his MOTHER was holding him under the water...he kept asking, "why, mommy, why?" EVIL is present in society. It needs to be eliminated. Yates is of the devil, and we should send her back to him asap!!
Damn bible thumper
I dont believe its thumping, its called teaching God's word to someone who has no clue. Preach on brother.
When you've got someone saying "that bitch should have kept her legs together," it dissolves all possibilities of a mature, rational discussion. Anon @ 1:31, if your truly a psychologist, I hope your not practicing anymore. Because your "two cents worth" is far from professional.I will continue to pray for her and her children.
Why does it always have to come down to religion? I believe in a higher power but I respect others beliefs as well. No one on this blog asked to be "witnessed" to. I think you do more harm than good for religion by trying to cram it down people's throats. If I want a sermon I will go to my faith not on this blog. When you start the holier than thou crap, it makes me further question organized religion.
Go to your Faith, Eph.4:6 there is only one faith elle, thats why you need to hear about God's word, anywhere it can be read or heard, I have that right, by the giving of God.
There is only one faith? Really? But Jesus was a jew. Oh oh, yeah that's right. Baptist, gosh what was I thinking. Those darn Methodists, Catholics, Muslims, and Mormons must be wrong.
The insanity defense...I hate it. She drowned her children one by one...now she gets to spend the rest of her life getting "help". The time for her to get help would have been BEFORE she killed those children. Mental illness is very baffling and probably the most sad illness of all, but there IS help.
Now your getting it. The faith of Christ, Baptist, Methodist,ect.. are man given names, or faith's, neither is there salvation IN any other, for theres NO other NAME under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved. Acts4:12 I believe that to be Christ, its his Church, he built it payed for it, and is in rein over it as we speake. The church he built mat16:18 the church of Christ.
2:18 How dare you tell me that you have that RIGHT. I believe in GOD and I will pray for you. Your intolerance of other beliefs just may get you BURNED in the end. I will have no further conversation re: religion with you.
no longer anonymous 33- Since I'm the one who said that, I will agree with you. However, when you try to blame her husband for not hiring her a nanny (as did 1:25 p.m.), the possibilities of a mature, rational discussion are also dissolved.If she was such a tortured soul, why couldn't she have taken her own life?
Did you just condemn me to hell. And all Christians have the right to teach God's word, and God does the condemning, how dare you. Dont get so bent out of shape.
No offense Barry but, it all boils down to her lawyer who convinced a jury of the insanity plea. Thank him for setting her free.
I don't have the right to condemn anyone. Remember judge not lest you be judged. That is how I live my life, I'm like the mighty oak I bend not break, that's all I have to say to you Anon 2:46
Michael Jackson and OJ Simpson.....Not Guilty By Reason of Celebrity.
Don't preach the book in this blog. None of us are interested in hearing 'the word of YOUR lord'. Your anthology has nothing to do with Andrea Bates being insane. Boo for her husband is in line....he should have comitted her before it got so bad as for her drowning those children. He was her husband...where was he while she was breaking? It didn't just happen all at once...
Here's a thought for all you Judge not milk toast retards.Maybe Adrea can open a day care called Crazy About Your Kids and you can let her take care of them while you're aimlessly rambling about your day.
3:20.. Why so hostile?
Judge not milk toast retards.What are you implying??
anon 3:16...Who is YOUR Lord?? This is my first post today. Why are you so angry?I would like to talk with you about my LORD if given the chance. Not going to cram- down your throat but can assure you HE would love to have a relationship with you!But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.Romans 5:8
There are 5 children who died a horrible, horrible death---drowning while their Mother held them under. If ole man Yates had kept his pants zipped and not rode her like a mule, perhaps she would not have freaked out. There are condoms, IUDs, diaphraghms, pills, etc.I understand about religion and birth control BUT I don't see your Pope coming over here to care for all these 9 months apart babies and the mothers who are driven insane trying to care for them.
It astonishes me that some of these posts are blaming the father and saying he should have kept his pants zipped. Helllooo, it takes two to tango. He didn't twist her arm etc. to kill those babies. She alone commited this crime.
I think the father is at fault for leaving those children in her care when she was not capable of taking care of them.
Religion has nothing to do with this case.On a lighter note:All those times that we've scolded our children and said 'I brought you into this world, I can take you out' really happened to these unfortunates...Life is strange.
2:14 what do you think this whole country's morals and laws are based on?'god' and 'religion'. People post "religious comments" because that may be what they live by. So someone who comes on here and post something religious doesent necassarily mean they're trying to preach...
Thank you 6:48God Bless.
I do not understand why charges are not pressed against the father for child endangerment. He knew she had problems. Yet he wasn't making sure she was on her medication? Was not monitoring her mental state?I thought I remembered seeing her speaking about how she envisioned exactly how she was goint to kill each child...before it happened. Our legal system is pulling the rest of the country down with it if they do not consider that guilty.
She knew she had mental problems long before she killed her children. She was on medication and stopped taking it even though she knew she needed (you dont go to the doc and ask otherwise). Her husband should have taken the children out of the home as soon as she stopped taking it but hind sight is 20/20. Bottom line is she had the medication to controll herself all she had to do was take it but she didnt. IF she was "insane" it was her own fault and she is still responsible for the deaths of her children and for that she should be tortured the same way she tortured them.
Her life should be taken then her sole could then be sent to hell ...I have NO SYMPATHY for anyone whom harms Women or Children ...But then again .. maybe I am Carzy :)
Collectionsite the Bible tells us that there is no sin that God will not forgive. As hard as it is for many of you to accept if Andrea Yates asks for His forgiveness she will receive it. That is what is so awesome about God. No matter what you do He is the one person that will never turn His back on you. Do I think she deserves a spot in Heaven? No, but that is the beauty of God's grace.
STOP PREACHING! We are not your damn congregation. I could careless about your "God".
She should be put away for life!!Killing all of your children....all of them that is not only insane but I consider her a murderer. I think too many killers use the word "insane". Anyone can put on a good show if they really wanted to.
6:49 You shut up, and stay off this blog, are you anti Christ?
Anonymous @ 1:55 am ...You are correct ... Amen :)
6:49 I am not preaching. I am simply stating the facts. If you don't know my God perhaps you should meet Him. He would even love someone with a heart as hard as yours.
Some of you need to learn to respect all points of view-whether religion or perspective, if you want them to respect yours.
I feel bad for 6:49one day you will be standing before God and will have to answer why you rejected HIM.Please reconsider and speak with someone who is a believer that you trust.Believers or not we will ALL have to answer for things we have said and done. I hope I did not make you angry but instead just made you think about it.Some people do care!
I kinda agree with 3:16pm, elle, 6:47pm, and 6:49am........nothing about this topic called for a discussion of religion. Barry could post about the proper way to grill a steak and somehow God would be brought into it..sssshhhhhhhhhh
I hope so.
It did call for a discussion on religion because our morals, beliefs and the laws of this country that were established by our forefathers were based on religion!
It is beyond comprehension. It is simply amazing how someone can go "God, God, God is in charge of everything", yet in the same breath won't realize that if that is true, and you believe it, then you must insist that YOUR GOD wanted little children to be painfully bludgeoned and die a horrible death in order that your God might "call them up" to be with him. I mean, why doesn't YOUR GOD just skip the part about kids being raped, mutilated, eaten, boiled, burned while killed, and just go to the "come be with me" part?
You don't understand God.
Not sure I want to. Kind of scary to worship a God that seems to love lots and lots of human suffering. How do I know that when I am entered into the kingdom that some God-army won't come and just rip my arms out of my socket and let me bleed to death?
6:07 Blame all death and murder, rape, disease, ect.. on humans not God, Adam sinned in the garden, man has fallen ever since. Guess what though, he sent his only begotten Son to take your punishment, that you may have life eternal. You and me, have caused all of the killings, deaths, ect.., but he gives us a place to go if we would turn to him and obey. You must first believe, not that hard.
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