Letter - We reap what we sowThe Sandy Hook tragedy certainly should alarm our nation and we need to pray for condolence to the loved ones left behind. I believe we must address mental illness in a more positive way.
To the editor:
The Sandy Hook tragedy certainly should alarm our nation and we need to pray for condolence to the loved ones left behind. I believe we must address mental illness in a more positive way.
In our Pledge of Allegiance, we state that we are one nation, under God, indivisible. We once were, but when we took prayer out of schools and called it respectful for others and when we killed upwards of 53,000 unborn children this past year and called it family planning, are we really a nation under God? We reap what we sow.
We will see a concentrated effort to destroy our constitutional right to bear arms under the Second Amendment. The very first murder on Earth was done without a gun. On May 18, 1927, a man using dynamite blew up a school in Bath, Michigan, killing 58 people, 38 of them students. This past year in this country, more than 1,000 people were killed by drunk drivers.
We applaud those teachers and that school principal who gave their lives to protect those children, but the reality is those teachers and principal had no tools to protect those children.
I firmly agree with our state senator and former Douglas County sheriff that under very strict and controlled conditions, there needs to be educators in our schools that have guns at their disposal to be prepared when the unthinkable happens.
I have often said the Twin Towers in New York would still be standing and 3,000 people would still be living if those pilots had been armed. Today when you travel by air, know that your pilot may be armed and there may be a plain-clothed air marshal with a gun in with the passengers. There has not been one hijacking incident since that was put into place.