When tragic events occur in our “free” society many people tend to default to looking for a political solution to solve the problems. When the unthinkable happened this past Friday at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut all of us were affected in some way by this tragic event. I know for me when I first learned that a gunman murdered 20 school children and 6 adults my heart sank. All I could think about were the families and community and the massive sense of loss they must have felt and are feeling. The emptiness in their hearts must be simply overwhelming. I won’t even begin to claim that I understand the pain they’re going through because I personally have never had to deal with the loss of a child. All I could do was pray for the families and hope the healing process begins sooner than later. I know it will be very difficult because people have so many unanswered questions about the shooter and what would have caused him to enter an elementary school and kill 26 children and adults. The same questions were asked when Jame Holmes entered a movie theater in Aurora Colorado back in July and killed 12 people wounding another 58.
As for me my answers came in the late 1990s while I was stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base. I remember a news story about a homeless man killing another homeless man in Kansas City and no gun was used. Two men got in to an altercation over 10 cents and one killed the other. I instantly thought, this is how much value one human being placed on the life of another; a dime. It was then I realized where we were heading as a society. We were heading in a direction where the importance of human life was being diminished. This is the society progressives have worked so hard to achieve via the made up assertion that there must be a separation between church and state. By working to remove God from public institutions they are slowly achieving their goals of a God-less society. A society that places very little value on human life. A society that replaces the moral laws of God with the laws of men. This is a society that embraces death panels and promotes end of life counseling in lieu of life extending medicine. This is a society that champions abortion of the unborn and calls it pro-choice. This is a society that removes all references of God from our public schools and cancels Christmas plays in the name of inclusiveness. We are lost because everything that once was good no longer has a place in our society. We are adrift because we have nothing to anchor ourselves to; our traditions and customs have been compromised. We are losing our morals as a society and are now beginning to reap the consequences of it. We are becoming the people our founders feared could not keep the republic. We are losing our ability to govern our own actions. We are losing ourselves and this is what we need to truly examine because it’s the root cause of our problems. No new gun law or adding more school security will solve these problems. Taking a hard look at ourselves and the society we have become will. Because in the end until we address the self, we will never be able to understand the why. Now on to the links.
Below are outstanding articles from conservative bloggers. Please take some time and hit the links and check them out. These good people work hard to bring you the stories that the mainstream media refuses to report, so hit their tip jars if they have them. Tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the links.
A Conservative Teacher: “Just What is So Bad About Communists?” my students ask…”
Ace of Spades: Analysis: Gun-Free Zones Don’t Deter Killers Determined Use Guns to Kill People
Adrienne’s Corner: Wild Bill: The Power of Christmas…
America’s Chronicle: Watch The Greatest Disappearing Act of The Century – the Rich
American Glob: Democrats and Dwarf Porn
American Perspective: Anatomy of an Assault Weapon
America’s Watchtower: Benghazi: The State Department is hiding terrorist attack survivors from the Congress
ARRA News Service: Millennials Support Reduced Spending to Avoid Fiscal Cliff
Atlas Shrugs: No words
Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead: A League Of His Own
Blog de KingShamus: The Newtown Atrocity, Children and America’s Priorities
Breitbart: Boehner Offers Tax Hike to Obama on Fiscal Cliff
BUNKERVILLE: Obamacare and the coverup that should do Sebelius in
Catholibertarian: Is America a Christian Nation?
Capitol Commentary: Sandy Hook Shooting Victims: Why Bad Things Happen
Conservatives on Fire: When The Rule of Law Is Optional, There Is No Rule of Law
Conservative Hideout 2.0: Union Thug to Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan, “We’ll be at your daughter’s….”
COMMON CENTS: Spread the Word: “5 Myths Liberals have Created About Themselves”
Doug Ross@Journal: MEANWHILE, at an elementary school on the other side of the world…
Eye of Polyphemus: A Pirate Looks at 36 and His Convalescence
Fuzzy Logic:Right to Work Means Just That
Hot Air: Obamacare is coming to town…
iOwnTheWorld: Curious Bits of Info Surfacing in the Lanza Case
J O S H U A P U N D I T: Obama’s Next SecDef Appointee – Pro-Iran, Anti-Israel Chuck Hagel?
Laughing Conservative: Hillary faints: Coincidence or…
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: No, mass shootings are not on the increase
Liberty At Stake: No Rest For the Weary in the Community-Agitator-In-Chief’s America
Libertarian Republican: Right-To-Work Laws Aren’t Perfect, But They’re Better Than The Likely Alternative
Maggie’s Notebook: The 40 Best Political Quotes of 2012
Manhattan Infidel: New Army Manual Proves Controversial
Moonbattery: Entitlements Are Not Handouts: They Are Earned
Motorcitytimes: People cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away
NUKE’S: 12-12-12. T Minus 9 days and counting till TEOTWAWKI
Pirate’s Cove: Surprise! 40% Of Democrats Own Guns
Politics et al: How can people believe in a system that is anti-existence
Political Clown Parade: Fried Rice
Political Realities: Senator Tom Coburn Calls For GOP To Agree To Tax Hikes
Proof Positive: Saturday Linkaround
Randy’s Roundtable: Out Of Here
Right Klik: Nothing to Fight For
Right Truth: Violence and The Second Amendment (2A)
Say Anything Blog: Violent Crime In America Has Been Trending Down Even As Gun Sales Skyrocket
Spellchek: The most politically incorrect message ever?
teresamerica: National Tragedy: 27 Dead, Mostly Children at a Connecticut Elementary School
Texas Conservative News: Republican State Senator Thinks “Nullifiers” Should Be Hanged and Shot?
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: GERMANS WORRIED ABOUT ISLAM IN NEW SURVEY
The BLAZE: White House Gun Control Petition Quickly Surpasses Required Signature Count
The Camp Of The Saints: The Newtown Massacre: Gun Free Drones
The Classic Liberal: The Fiscal Cliff and Raising Taxes
The Daley Gator: Right on cue, here come the tragedy pimps and clueless gun bashers
The Foundry: 12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: Small Business Tax Credit
The Lonely Conservative: If Obama Has His Way All Of America Will Look Like Detroit
THE OTHER McCAIN: Guns Don’t Kill People …
The Reaganite Republican: Reaganite’s Sunday Funnies
THE rightscoop: NYPD Detective: We need to repeal gun-free school zones
The TexasFred Blog: Prepare for the coming assault on YOUR Second Amendment rights
Theo Spark: “Dead Kids for Christmas” – Wild Bill
Thomas Jefferson Club Blog: When Rights are Wrong
TOTUS: Obama is the Sheriff of Nottingham not Robin Hood
Virgina Right: Congressman Rigell (R-VA) Joins Obama and the Democrats in Calls for Higher Taxes
What Would The Founders Think: The Campaign Is Over
WESTERN HERO: Government is a Taker, Not a Maker
WyBlog: Riding the bus? Speak up and smile, you’re on Obama’s Candid Camera
Zilla of the Resistance: Death Throes of a Dinosaur
Thanks for all the great articles. Keep fighting the good fight and have a great week.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!