My grandfather told me long ago that 'the nut does not fall far from the tree' and when it comes to Tonya Couch he certainly got that one right. While most reporters in the mainstream media are clambering to see Ethan Couch put behind bars for a long time, the real person who should spend serious time in jail is his mother Tonya.
Don't get me wrong, the deaths of those four people at the hands of Ethan who was drunk as a sunk when he killed them is horrendous. However, even after he was given the sentence of a lifetime by a now retired judge - he continued to snub his nose at his puny punishment and his mother was right there helping him continue to make a mockery of the Texas legal system.
The picture of Ethan looking like some kind of male dancer when arrested in Mexico on Monday proves to what extent his mother was will to go to in order to help her son evade justice once again. Part of what's wrong in the world today is the fact hardly anyone faces any real consequence for bad behavior anymore.
Being a parent is a responsibility and with that responsibility comes the job of making sure the children are taught right from wrong. While it will be difficult for Ethan to get the justice he deserves because he was put on trial in a juvenile court, the same does not apply to his mother Tonya. I hope the judge throws the book at her.
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