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Voice of the People

Jan. 04, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Tragedy leads to weaker America

The recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn., should not be something that occurs in a civilized nation. It did and "experts" don't know why? Those of us who are not experts, have thoughts of our own. Having once been a state police officer, I can say with absolute certainty the police cannot and will not always be there to protect us all the time. In most all occurrences, officials arrive AFTER the crime has been committed, assess the scene and attempt to find the perpetrator(s). Sometimes the criminals are found and as often as not, are not. I refer back to the murder of four students on graduation night, some time back.

It has been reported that no one had any clue the Newtown incident might happen. There were clues and red flags all about. No one took any action to stop it.

The knee-jerk reaction of many, including in government, is to repeal the Second Amendment, to disarm the people. Read between the lines. "Never let a good crisis go to waste" is always the inside byline of government leaders wishing to do just this. News stories such as this enrage certain elements of society against others. People with money will do whatever it takes to keep that money, and it usually means demonizing the disabled, the poor and the downtrodden. When this occurs, much as in Hitler's reign, you have younger people blaming these folks. Their reaction is to dispose of them by whatever means necessary, even killing.

When citizens are disarmed, evil governments are in a much better position to control. It takes away the people's ability to fight back. Our society has come to this because of one thing. The aggressive removal of God, all references to Jesus Christ and secularists wanting and taking control.

May God Bless America again.

Rich Christian

Huntington

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