It is heartwarming to see so many people trying to support the families in Newtown. But,I must say that most of the gifts,candles,flowers and wreaths are all simply- "symbolism over substance".
The tragedy has happened. It was horrific! Now look for and deal with the reasons!
Evil is out roaming all around us. Much of it is found in the culture of- "Do your own thing", "If it feels good do it"or "There are no absolutes"
The movies of Hollywood,violent video games,criminal entertainment TV,and yes,rap music- available for the youngest to watch and experience-all contribute mightily to the culture of immorality and acceptance of criminal acts! Then we have those in the shadows that slink around on their own,un-noticed,or at least they are