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Opinion

Letter: All our children

December 20, 2012

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To the editor:

“And in that way we come to realize that we bear responsibility for every child, because we’re counting on everybody else to help look after ours, that we’re all parents, that they are all our children.”

“We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change.”

“Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?”

“‘Let the little children come to me,’ Jesus said, ‘and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.’”

The previous four paragraphs are excerpts from President Barack Obama’s marvelous speech in Newtown, Conn., following the horrendous tragedy that occurred on Friday. My question is: Why is it so hard to believe that this can take place in a country where we legally dispose of a million children per year through abortion? Yes, Mr. President, and this is one of the few times I would agree with you, they are all our children. I would add one more Scripture verse seeing as you brought it up: “Before you were born, I knew you..” Jeremiah 1:5

Comments

Liberty275 1 year, 4 months ago

"What us "anti-abortionists" find tragic is that people like you don't think that abortion on demand is a "horrific tragedy.""

No. Abortion is a tragedy just like kids killed by a mentally unstable man with a rifle. Both are horrible and ugly things. Americans don't surrender their rights because sometimes those rights lead to horrible and ugly things.

Anti-abortion legislation is no different than gun-grabbing legislation. Just different people set on violating our rights.

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Karl_Hungus 1 year, 4 months ago

You lack wisdom and believe in fairy tales. Yes, hmmm. Maybe you should try caring about children after, birthed, are they. Last I checked, your god saving them guns kill more than just children and why is not, hmm? To me sounds fishy. Yes, hmmm.

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jonas_opines 1 year, 4 months ago

Both are applicable. But I've already commented on Merrill's propensities today.

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markoo 1 year, 4 months ago

I'm sorry, but WTF? You turn this horrific tragedy into a moment to depict your anti-abortion agenda?

Way to go, clown.

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cheeseburger 1 year, 4 months ago

merrill strike again. No bar is ever set too low for merrill.

There, I fixed it for you.

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jonas_opines 1 year, 4 months ago

Read just to the point that the point was made, went "Errr wha?" and then read the author and it all made sense.

Burkharts strike again. No bar is ever set too low for Carl or Scott Burkhart.

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akt2 1 year, 4 months ago

I guess you can buy bullet proof backpacks now. Sounds ridiculus, but might be a good idea. Poor kids will have to start wearing bullet proof vests and backpacks to school.

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PwopellewCap 1 year, 4 months ago

You really took this tragic event and turned this into a stump speech for abortion?? Pathetic! Move along.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 4 months ago

Tax Corp USA $75,000 for every USA job sent abroad each year that job stays abroad. Tax every leveraged buyout scheme another $75,000 per job sent abroad. INSTEAD of providing the tax code that protects the profits as a result of those USA industries and jobs sent abroad.

No one can prepare for terrorism because no on knows if or when terrorism will strike. Look at all the tax dollars spent on crime fighting yet crime is still on the rise even in Lawrence,Ks.

Of course if 20 million unemployed had good paying jobs again there would likely be less crime and violence.

Massive home loan scams create crime and violence by putting millions out work and homes = depression and more crime.

Real good jobs = less crime and violence.

20 million jobs to replace the 20 million lost by way of leveraged buyout artists should fix the economy.

If guns were the answer the USA should be the safest place on earth. I say put people back to back at no less than $17.50 per hour instead.... and remove assault weapons from the retail market. Now the USA might be on to something.

The USA cannot afford massive unemployment.

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