LETTER: Nation should not forget its pastWhat a sad commentary on the political leaders and others with agendas that the victims of the school shooting in Connecticut hadn’t even been buried before they started in on their gun control rhetoric. There was no comfort in that for the victim’s families.
To the Editor:
What a sad commentary on the political leaders and others with agendas that the victims of the school shooting in Connecticut hadn’t even been buried before they started in on their gun control rhetoric. There was no comfort in that for the victim’s families.
An excellent opinion piece in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Dec. 20, by Bob Faust from Lindstrom, reminded us that any discussion must include the senseless deaths on our highways with 32,000 people killed in 2011 (37,000 soldiers lost their lives in the Korean War). If we had the will to end this carnage and make our highways safe, they would be alive today.
He also pointed out that abortion must be in the discussion. This is violence against the most helpless of our children (over 50 million so far) and it isn’t only tolerated but supported by the very ones who vow to protect us. Discussion to end violence and save lives must include abortion.
But even as bad as these things are, a serious probe into what’s happened in our country in the last 60 years would reveal that the root problem that leads to all these other problems is allowing people and the courts to try to remove God from every area of our society.
In his book “My Life Without God”, William J. Murray tells about life with his atheist mother, Madalyn Murray O’Hair. In 1963, she won the landmark lawsuit effectively banning prayer in public schools. She hated America and before that had even moved to Europe so she could become a citizen of Russia but they rejected her.
Since that was allowed in a country that was founded on Christian principles and laws, it’s been downhill ever since. Lawsuits that take God out of the public arena should be thrown out for lack of evidence since history shows that God and the Ten Commandments were revered and there is physical evidence of it all over Washington, D. C.
God blessed America in ways that no other country has experienced. Any person can believe whatever they want in America, but they don’t have the right to change America to fit themselves. The Mayflower Compact reads in part: “Having undertaken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith … a voyage to plant the first colony....” That’s history.
Courts have refused to leave the Ten Commandments in schools. Doesn’t it seem logical that it would be a deterrent to violence to read “You Shall Not Kill” every day in school?
If families were to go back to teaching their children the Bible, wouldn’t it give them the peace and hope they look for in drugs, bad relationships and other things? And why have we filled our colleges and universities (that we pay for) with professors who have no qualms about destroying the faith of those who have faith?
We don’t need more laws, we need to repent, speak up and seek God’s blessing back on this country. An email received yesterday said, “God, why do you allow so much violence in our schools?” signed, a concerned student. “Dear concerned student, ‘I’m not allowed in schools.’” God.