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Newtown Gives us Much to Consider

James2229 Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 10:16 AM
On the way to work this morning I saw a billboard asking how do we geek this? I told my wife that when I was in college in the '70s I heard the words, 'geek' and 'nerd' when used by my fraternity brothers to describe guys that they did not want to admit into our fraternity. At the time, I was a returning Vietnam vet who had never heard either of those words, before. They did not sound very good though, so I knew that they were not worthy to become my brother. Now, they are like the 'greasers' of my childhood-popular. Who knows how many of them, might have been killing masses of us 'good' people nowadays? So, due to this attitude we should outlaw guns? How many will be then using bombs to kill children, and other unknown loved ones?

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...