A massacre in grade school — we are at it again

Published 8:59 am Friday, December 21, 2012

To the Editor:

Guns involved in a terrible event, comments about the supposed cause, presentations about all sorts of supposed cures.

One thing I find sadly missing. The comments that state the truth of the fact — such events are immoral. I hold that as one sort of immorality becomes acceptable and ignored, other sorts of immorality become easier to accept and also to be ignored.

Anyone who thinks any one thing is the infallible answer is asleep with their eyes open. It is true that there is a variety of things that can be done that will be beneficial. But one thing that will be beneficial in a variety of spheres will be an improvement in our overall sense of morality.

And, I think that has to have its beginning in the home. Again this is not a 100 percent solution, but I do believe it has to be considered along with all other approaches.

I don’t think we can wave the flag of freedom for all the world to see if we are unable to tackle what should be one of the foundation blocks of a great nation. That is a sense of morality that respects and protects the rights and safety of others.

It seems we have a real job on our hands. Will we be up to it?

Philip Huggins