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We need to get back to the basics

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We need to get back to the basics

I read the Fence Post letter from Larry T. O'Neill dated Jan. 29 and I was surprised to hear what he had to say, exactly what I have been feeling. The tragedy in Sandy Hook goes way beyond guns and gun control laws. It is the steady deterioration of families as a whole. As a mother of three, my husband and I work very hard to keep our family strong and intact. It saddens me to think of all the awful events going on in the world today.

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There are less and less family dinners with conversation, Sunday morning church, family vacations, loving discipline, morals, family values, truthfulness, teaching right from wrong, and accountability for your actions. It seems our society cares more about what the Kardashians and Honey Boo Boo are up to, rather than turning off the smut TV and playing a board game. Hollywood is making millions of dollars off violent movies, yet they are the liberal left with the attitude we need stricter gun laws. I'm not blaming Hollywood for an increase in violence, but isn't it ironic? The attitude of "if it feels good, you should do it" is how most people live. Never mind "the right thing to do is usually the most difficult."

We as people need to get back to the basics. Building strong families for the generations to come. It's not the easiest thing to do, but it's the right thing.

Ann Marie Locke

Fox River Grove

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