Advertisement
 
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

Letter to the Editor

Saturday, January 05, 2013 - Updated: 6:09 PM

Value life at all times

To the editor:

Removing guns is a separate goal from eliminating violence. We guard the killing of the unborn. We corrupt the born with depictions of violence in music, movies and video games. Rappers romanticize the urban ghetto and "street cred." We watch filth on primetime network TV like "Two and Half Men." We wear t-shirts with the picture of mass murderer Che Guevera, and put up ads in Times Square at Christmastime representing Jesus Christ as a myth. We embrace single motherhood. We celebrate the weakening of marriage and watch as more and more men become isolated and estranged from their children and those children act out their abandonment.

What happened in Newtown, Conn., shocked us because 20 children and six adults died in one horrifying act of violence. What about the 3,000 children that were slaughtered just yesterday? But they were not children, they were useless lumps of tissue destined for flushing. What about the 260 public school students in Chicago alone that died from shootings, stabbings and beatings from 2009-2011?

I don't believe all types of guns should be available to everyone. A sane approach needs to be taken with guns and limiting access. But let's also take up the issue of violence, and the reasons why people choose to pick up a gun, knife, punch child, or wrap their hands around another person's neck.

Let's value life at the beginning, the end, and all the times in between.

Deborah Humphreys,

Amsterdam

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

Most Popular

    Area sports calendar
    Monday, July 18, 2016

    Legislature to discuss CFA resolution at Tuesday meeting
    Monday, July 18, 2016

    MCSPCA rescues cats from hoarding situation
    Friday, July 22, 2016

    Four arrested for drug possession in Amsterdam
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    County tackles staffing, overtime in sheriff's office
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Amsterdam loses bid for $10M state grant
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    New eatery to open this week at former Sorrenti's Pizzeria in Fonda
    Monday, July 18, 2016

    Generator project breaking ground in Amsterdam
    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    Daniel J. 'Pucky' Agresta
    Friday, July 22, 2016

    Students urge GASD board to reconsider termination of AHS Spanish teacher
    Thursday, July 21, 2016

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook