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Tilting the Newtown 'Conversation'

Mick135 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 3:43 PM
As I mentioned in another post, what helps me live in the world that surrounds us is a simple, yet well-known prayer. I find peace in it; perhaps someone else will as well:"God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference. Thy Will, not mine, be done." This requires me to do what I can without discarding my Serenity; to be serene while trying to do what I can, and to have the courage to face the onslaught of others. Most of all, I must remember that His will, ultimately, shall be done. I may not like it, but accept it.
It's too hard to try and make sense of a senseless event. Adam Lanza's merciless slaughter in Connecticut has forced everyone with a microphone to insist we have a "national conversation" about why this happens.

But this urgent need to talk is not an excuse for a reckless discussion. Sadly, that is where we're headed, with pundits hysterical, naive or both.

Predictably most in the media went straight to the Left's Alpha and Omega: blaming excessive "access" to guns. It was also an excuse to open fire on the National Rifle Association. For example, author Joyce Carol Oates...