Thoughts On Sandy Hook

Remembering Newtown, CT Victims

by Joshua on December 16, 2012

The events in Newtown, CT are so sickening and difficult to comprehend. I’ve been trying to make sense of it all by reading quotes from fallen leaders and studying random facts from various sources. What I haven’t been able to do is understand the full impact of what’s happened and where we need to go.

My early thoughts on the massacre in Newtown, CT…

Our country is in a deep spiritual crisis. We’ve conditioned our young people to believe that violence and justice are synonymous. We could make enormous progress in this area simply by rethinking our national commitment to chosen wars.

I wish the media would back off. Stop interviewing small children. And what are these kids’ parents thinking?

Victoria Soto’s name should never be forgotten. I would like to see legislation of some sort honoring her. We could create a student loan forgiveness program for public school teachers. We need something BIG to honor the immeasurable sacrifice this young woman made.

I believe that citizens have the right to defend their homes, but how many guns does one person need?

And what is the real purpose of legalized assault weapons? Isn’t the perceived need for these weapons just an egotistical fantasy trip?

The pain I feel for these babies killed in CT is the same pain I feel when I hear about babies killed in countries with an American military presence. Chosen wars are generally stupid wars.

Imagine how much progress we could make toward the social uplift of our country if we diverted just a tenth of our military spending toward mental health programs and education.

The president has been slow and lackluster on so many important domestic issues. It’s time for President Obama to step up in a big way in the coming weeks and months.

How anyone could look at a classroom full of first graders and even think of harming them is completely beyond my comprehension.

I don’t want to hear any more teacher bashing for quite a while. Let the Michelle Rhee’s of the world crawl back under their rocks. Teachers are heroes and should be treated as such.

President Obama has an unbelievably bad record on gun control.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the major gun and ammo trade organization, is located a short three miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Pro-gun supporters jokingly suggested building a statue to Obama in Newtown for his support of the pro-gun lobby.

How many journalists are going to talk about the corrosive nature of violent video games without mentioning the corrosive nature of real life war? So many of these popular video games are modeled after the wars we fund and fight every day.

We’re spending another $88 Billion this year for the war in Afghanistan. I could think of a number of ways to better spend that money at home. Couldn’t you?

We’ve got to be real if we’re truly going to heal.

We need more love in this world. Anger and violence aren’t going to get us anywhere.

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Rose December 23, 2012 at 8:47 am

I still can’t get over what happened at that school and to those beautiful babies and wonderful teachers & administrators. I still cry every time I see their pictures or hear their names.


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