America lumbers toward gun confiscation and people control while the wounds from Sandy Hook are still fresh. Thje big government crowd are trying to stoke misery and fear to boost government interference in private lives.
Genuine grieving is not getting done; no one in Newtown has been allowed to be normal. But the voice of reason amidst pain is emerging. The Newtown Bee, of Newtown Connecticut, recently published this testy letter in their letters to the editor section.
To the Editor:
This letter was forwarded to Barack Obama, John Boehner, Chris Murphy, Dick Blumenthal, Elizabeth Esty, and Harry Reid.
live in Sandy Hook, CT. My family and close friends weren't harmed on
December 14. That day impacted 26 families with an indescribable,
staggering pain and anguish. For most of Sandy Hook, it merely affected
us with an inescapable intensity of sadness and grief.
control has long been a focus of many in this country. Though I'm not
knowledgeable of all the nuances of the Second Amendment, based on the
Founding Fathers' circumstances, it had far more to do with enabling the
citizenry to protect themselves against tyrannical government than
against local psychopaths. It is about providing a balanced firepower so
when King George's successor came knocking on your door, you could
fight back. Government today is no less inclined to abuse its authority
than it was then. Based on the absurd and ongoing power grab that is
present day Washington, it's as threatening as ever.
so many of you view the NRA with its resistance to further restrictions
on firearms as intransigent lunatics has far more to do with how you
conduct yourselves in office than it does with the NRA's actions.
in public office are fundamentally dishonest people. You lead lives of
deception at every turn, structuring your lives as comfortably as you
can while governing with an indifference and arrogance that is
absolutely maddening. When the country is reeling from financial
disaster, you waste a trillion dollars on a health care bill we can't
afford and you've never read. You claim it's critical because health
care costs are killing this country... no they're not, you are!
are killing this country. You endorse the ongoing slaughter of millions
of unborn children and whine when terrorists are water boarded. You
can't lecture us right in Newtown High School about not doing enough to
keep our children safe, while simultaneously slaughtering the unborn.
You fabricate the intense, media laden drama of the fiscal cliff and
lack the courage to do anything about truly reforming the obscene
gluttony of government. You know you'll be out of office before the bill
comes due… you don't care and have no integrity nor honor.
lie whenever and wherever you need to to move forth your agenda. Were
you able, you would purge the US of guns… every last gun in the country,
if you could. So please forgive Wayne LaPierre and those of us who
don't trust you as far as we can spit. You're a dishonest lot, motivated
by a distorted worldview. If mass murder prevention were truly your
goal, you would welcome armed security wherever needed. It is outrageous
that we protect our money with far more firepower than we protect our
I have never owned a gun, nor wanted to as intensely as right now. You'll stop restricting guns when only you have them.
4 Chestnut Knoll Drive, Sandy Hook January 8, 2013
Note: The Newtown mass murder was the second largest mass murder that included children in the US. The largest mass murder involving children in the United States was the 20 children and 56 adults killed in the government sponsored attack on the Branch Davidian Church in Waco, Texas. The irony of this horror is US Attorney General Janet Reno's stated reason for the government attack was to save the children. This happened in 1993 during the Clinton Administration.