Advertisement
 
Friday, December 02, 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

    Police Reports
    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    APD: City man nabbed with drugs
    Saturday, November 26, 2016

    'Beasts' star Redmayne discusses his role, career
    Thursday, December 01, 2016

    Thanksgiving weekend quiet for local police agencies
    Monday, November 28, 2016

    David Edward Hughes
    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Hundreds gather for city's tree lighting
    Saturday, November 26, 2016

    Robert N. Constantine
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    End of an era: Final Light Up the Sky event begins Thursday
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Alexandria "Alex" Carter
    Thursday, December 01, 2016

    Bernhard Lenz
    Saturday, November 26, 2016

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook