|Problems in America caused by moral decay|
Letter to the Editor:
I want to thank Bob and Nancy Vogt for their response to Susan Sommers’ letter and to David Whittingham’s letter regarding the Boston Marathon tragedy. I?see both of these issues as separate legs of the same stool and need to be discussed openly with hearts and minds of honorable, sincere Americans. I do agree 100% with both, but want to take these points a step farther.Regarding Ms. Sommers’ NRA position, I?joined the NRA in 1956 after serving nine years in the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II and Korea. Early in my life, I?realized the need of having a good, strong advocate to aid in preserving our Second Amendment rights afforded in the Constitution. Ms. Sommers, it is not a matter of legislators fearing NRA, it is a matter of the government wanting to override the Constitution. I challenge you, or some of your like-minded friends, to show us an example of how gun control has solved any problems.
If our intent is the solving of taking the life of the innocent, then we must look beyond gun control. This action will only harm the lawful-gun owners.
Much concern is expressed over the shooting of innocent persons, especially young children. I agree that taking the life of just one child must be stopped. Isn’t a child just as dead whether shot by some deranged individual or some money-hungry doctor? So my question, Ms. Sommers, is don’t you find your anti-gun views somewhat hypocritical, knowing that present gun laws are being ignored everyday? Why can’t you and like-minded persons recognize the invalidity of your argument when you are unwilling to stop abortions, which has taken more than 55 million young lives, by outright murder?
I would just like to remind you that I?am one of thousands of our young citizens who fought in two wars to protect your rights and I?have no desire to surrender any of mine. Especially when none of the gun laws proposed will change the situation.
In fact, the problems we face in America are caused by moral decay. We have demonstrated through our actions and laws that life has virtually no value and discipline has long escaped our demands, our government has usurped and employed authority they do not legally possess and avoid enforcing existing laws that could solve many of the problems. We have become a very selfish people, believing we are entitled to everything.
God bless this great nation; people wake up!
|Tuesday, May 07, 2013 4:09 PM|