Letters to the Editor

Letter: A need for unity in response

To the Editor:

“You are in our thoughts and prayers.”

How many times over the past few years have we heard this phrase repeated over and over after yet another tragedy strikes? Words which have become empty and that mean, once again, nothing will be done to prevent the next one.

When will it stop? When will we adults realize that if we do nothing, we are actually part of the problem?

Most of us have children, grandchildren or even great grandchildren in these schools; do we really want them to go to school each day in fear of what might happen?

Thoughts become powerful when we are moved to action. Prayer can be a two-way street; it is both asking for direction and help, and listening for ways to accomplish change.

It is my sincere hope that everyone here in McHenry County, and throughout America, will join all of us together in the quest for a reasonable solution to these tragedies. That by working together we will let our elected representatives know that “thoughts and prayers” are no longer enough!

Sensible and responsible laws, educational programs and counseling programs are needed now! We are destroying the future of our own children, and the future of our country.

Please join together and support the youth of our country who are trying to stop the madness, to stop the senseless killing. They now are trying to do the job which we adults should have done long ago!

Please listen to their voices!

You can help to find some solutions by considering participation in the Chicago “March For Our Lives” event on Saturday, March 24; writing our elected representatives, advising them of your feelings of what they should be doing on our behalf; and participation in “Get Out The Vote” programs. You can make a difference!

Victor Chudoba

Woodstock

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