I read the Fence Post letter from Larry T. OíNeill 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.
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. Iím not blaming Hollywood for an increase in violence, but isnít it ironic? The attitude of ďif it feels good, you should do itĒ is how most people live. Never mind ďthe right thing to do is usually the most difficult.Ē
We as people need to get back to the basics. Building strong families for the generations to come. Itís not the easiest thing to do, but itís the right thing.
Ann Marie Locke
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