Letter: What we should be teaching our kids
Another tragedy, a man shooting his grandmother and then shooting up a school. Some images that linger in the aftermath:
A senator from Connecticut notes that this only happens in this country, saying "I am begging lawmakers to do something." ... The vice president sending her prayers to the families in their grief and emphasizing that maybe now, something will be done. ... The president declaring, "In God's name, when will we stand up to the gun lobby? And finally, a woman of faith so gently said, "We need to teach human kindness."
And this 18-year-old killer, a senior who did not graduate. Why not? Did he fail or did the system fail? Had he been taught or shown human kindness?
Officials offer prayers for victims, and rightly so, but organized prayer is not allowed in schools, and the 10 commandments are "outlawed." Do we know what they are?
Our coins say "In God We Trust." The pledge to our flag states, "One nation indivisible Under God" but children are not allowed to be aware of God or His rules for living.
The Commandments need to be taught in school, Let's teach the three Rs, music, art, human kindness and respect. No issues.
2 Chronicles 7:14 says, "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
Mr. President, if only you had said "In God's name. when will we stand up ..."
We need to know for what we stand
Norma M. Taylor