Talk about drawing the wrong public policy conclusion for the Sandy Hall Elementary killings in Newtown, Connecticut.
Former Republican prospective Presidential nominee Mick Huckabee “We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools … Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?”
Bryan Fischer, the Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association said that God could have protected the victims of this massacre, but didn’t because “God is not going to go where he is not wanted … For fifty years we have been telling him to get lost” so let us return to the power of prayer in schools.
Absolutely. Let us forget the idea that everyone should be free to worship their own god, that society institutions should not enforce public worship on citizens, and the constitution. Rather than some form of bullet control, or maybe making sure guns do not get into the hands of the homicidal, more prayer. Against people with automatic, concealed, legally acquired, weapons.
Then the coup de grace the Westboro Baptists, website godhatesfags.com, plan to picket Newtown. Their nice colourful banners with messages of hate, blaming homosexuality for society’s ills, will sadly be missed by twenty school children.
These are not serious people for serious times to take part in a meaningful discussion.
Contrast that with teacher Victoria Soto. She heard the gunman, and locked her class into a closet that teachers keep an arsenal of stationary, and text books. When Adam Lanza asked where her class were she said they were in the gym. He then killed her. Her class survived – though there are now reports some children fled the closet and were subsequently killed.
Of the four lies mentioned above only one saves children.
Her actions and courage in the face of death deserves more coverage than anything the other people say to make their political points, for an agenda to piggy back on the sorrow of a nation that want something done.
The others can frankly get lost.
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Article written by John Sargeant on Homo economicus’ Weblog