72°FFairFull Forecast

Some other considerations

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 1:51 p.m. CDT

From Mike Lang


The terrible event at Sandy Hook Elementary is truly a national tragedy. My heartfelt sympathy goes to all those affected. The loss of so many young lives is a dark blot on our culture.

We should have a rational discussion about how we got to this point and what we can do to prevent a recurrence. There are many things to be considered. We will include the topic of guns in the discussion. We should carefully review the Constitution. If we disarm the general population, only law enforcement personnel and criminals will continue to possess firearms.

Consider the breakdown of the American family. Nearly half of all children are born into single parent households. President Obama has said that we are no longer a “Christian” nation. Perhaps he is right; as God has been expelled from the public square and very few people even bother to attend church regularly to listen to God speak. We should consider the fact that we “legally” murder by abortion one million babies a year, and call it “freedom to choose.”

We have lost our moral compass. We have discarded family, God and our respect for life.

The loss of so many young lives is a dark blot on our culture.

More News

Reader Poll

If adding curbside recycling would raise your garbage bill by $4, would you be in favor of it?
No, but I would be in favor if it cost less
No, it's not worth paying extra
Not sure