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The Newtown Tragedy

Emslykarl Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 12:16 PM
While you condemn those of us who want them to respect our laws , and accuse us of being insensitive to the fact that they will be " separated from their families " , did they not voluntarily separate themselves from their families when they chose to come here ? Illegally ? Or did someone , under threat of harm , force them to leave their families behind ?

As the mother of five-year-old twins in a small town not too far from New York city, yesterday's events in Newtown hit close to home -- literally and figuratively.  It's hard to imagine the depths of shock, sorrow and anguish rippling throughout our community in the wake of yesterday's hideous crime.

It is a terrible, terrible thing to be reminded, once again, of how powerful, how senseless and how ugly the face of evil can seem.  It is terrible even to have to acknowledge that such evil exists in the world.  But it does, and there's no use in...