To the Editor:
In this hour of tragedy and grief, America once again faced a national nightmare – 26 were killed, 20 of them children.
On a day when the sun was shining, when all looked normal, America was unprepared. How can that be? But it seems our kids are the target today.
Whether its suicide or violent acts upon them, security is now a serious issue. Security should not be limited to one group of people or children. It’s supposed to be for us all. It’s also not limited to cameras. Security is our eyes and ears.
But we spend more time fighting over politics, calling each other names. While we’re doing that, we’re not paying attention.
While we can’t prevent tragedies, we can make it harder to happen. One way – stop fighting with each other.
The media, quit bashing each other regardless of views. Start looking out for one another.
We all have one life. Why waste it on stupid things when we were called to make a difference. One of those differences is protecting the future – our kids.
We pray for those in Newtown, Conn. We pray for those who lost their lives. And I pray that we come together as the spirit of Christmas calls. Far too many die because of violence or being teased.
So, “love one another,” as Christ calls us to do.
There is no greater security than faith and love. God bless America.
Bob DeLacy Jr.