As of Thursday, January 24, 2013
Focus on why
To the editor:
All we hear right now is about guns and who to blame. These shootings are bad, but we have bigger problems to solve. The president is focusing on who to blame. And who can have guns and who can’t. Is anyone in favor of putting a sign on your front yard saying no guns in this household?
We need to focus on why these crimes happen and how to stop some of the violence. Our children have been watching videos and all kinds of games and movies that show shootings. Mental health is a great need, as it appears that these shooters need help and parents sometimes have no time to recognize some behavior.
Our nation was founded on a wonderful Constitution. Our children used the Bible in schools and now prayers are outlaws. We have mothers and dads trying to make a living, many homes are without dads, like the recent shootings.
Our president is from Illinois and that state has the strictest gun laws in the entire U.S. and yet in the last six months 292 were killed (murdered) in Chicago. The school system is rated one of the worst in the country — with teachers getting the highest pay. The state pension fund is $78 billion in debt — worst in the country.
Well this must be blamed on the Republicans. However, all of their leaders are Democrats!
Our national debt is a bigger problem than all of this — the debit is currently $16 trillion, which is more than $50,000 for every American and this is what we are leaving our grandchildren?
Bobbie Miller, The Dalles