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Newtown Gives us Much to Consider

InsightingTruth Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 10:24 AM
Let's see, liberals are stupid for blaming inanimate objects like guns. But, conservatives are moral and correct to blame games. In what universe does this make sense? It isn't guns. It isn't games. It isn't general moral decay. It isn't a failure of absolutists thinking. First we must admit to ourselves that we cannot, ever, with any measure, prevent all tragedies everywhere. Second we must accept the unassailable fact that people are not made safer when they are made defenseless. Thirdly, top down, micro managing bureaucrats cannot make us safe. We must do that individually, because ultimately we are the only ones that can.
LtScrounge Wrote: Dec 24, 2012 1:19 PM
Bingo. This isn't a hard problem to solve. There is a perfectly good example of what has worked for almost 50 years on how to prevent terrorist attacks on schools. The PLO was routinely attacking schools in Israel, at least until the Israelis began training and allowing teachers to carry weapons at work. The terrorist attacks stops soon there after. Israel hasn't had an armed attack on a school since 1974.

Nothing strikes deeper to the heart than the loss of children. It's one more reason why the horror in Newtown, Conn., has hurt our nation so badly.

I do not believe there is any human suffering like the suffering of a parent who loses a child.

I know it from personal experience. I lost a beautiful, young teenage daughter almost 10 years ago, and the pain never goes away.

When tragedy strikes, we want to do something. It is a natural human instinct that when we suffer, we conclude it is because something is broken and to want...