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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Remembering the victims of 12/14/12

It's time for America to confront the issues that it faces, if other countries with stronger gun laws show a significant reduction in crimes, that is something we must consider. Stronger laws on the drugs that are given to our children. The Judicial Branch needs to access how they handle children lives in divorce and realize they all need access to both parents, and we all need to remove "apathy" when it comes to any of our children and strive to spend one on one time with each of them as parents, teachers, a community and we all need to have no tolerance for bullies.

What happened on 12/14/12 and too many times before is a message; it is a message that young people are not getting what they need, they do not know how to live happily ever after.  And confronting evil is something our children should never have to face, we need to ensure their innocence for as long as possible so that they can grown their imaginations to be productive members of and enhance our society.  As a nation of great differences we put them aside and come together in tragedy, but how about every other day of the year?  We should be mobilizing our resources in a systematic and organized way to tackle the grave issues that confront us as a nation every day.

Mason Cooley once said: "Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves."

Extend that moment and think of the unlived lives the Connecticut State Police released:

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Rachel Davino, 29
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Dawn Hochsprung, 47
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto, 27
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6

"Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become."  Brooke Foss Westcott

Thank you to the teachers and staff who put aside their own needs to protect so many, there are no words for the wicked and no comprehension for  the things that they do.

We do have to ask ourselves what drove this young person Adam, to such a horrendous act and we have to make sure that schools and community's are giving "every child" the tools they need to succeed so that this never happens again.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe gun ownership should be mandatory in all States. In Kennesaw, Georgia, gun ownership is mandatory where there has only been one murder since 1982. Check out:
    The only people exempt are heads of households with physical or mental disabilities.
    The rest of your post I agree with and I pray for the families suffering from this horrible tragedy, but stronger gun laws won't stop criminals and psychos.