Weatherford Democrat

December 18, 2012

Letters to the Editor - Dec. 18, 2012

Weatherford Democrat

Guns are not the problem

Dear Editor,

Are guns the problem? I don’t think so.

The problem is societal. Some think that guns are the problem, if we would just pass some more gun laws these mass murders would not happen. Connecticut has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, and look what happened to 20 innocent children and their teachers.

Instead of banning guns, I think it would be better to ban the ACLU and others who oppose the posting of the Ten Commandments. In my opinion the commandments should be posted on every government building, and that includes every school house door. I realize that will offend some, but just for the record, some folks offend me.

Let’s not ignore the Hollywood crowd that make the hideous violent movies and those that make the senseless video games. These next statements are paraphrases taken from an article in the Weatherford Democrat, Oct. 17 2012:

“A 17 year old boy said that he had watched zombie’s Halloween movie three times before killing his 15-year-old sister and his mother. The movie sold more than $77.5 million worth of tickets worldwide.”

I heard his conversation with the 911 operator and he sounded like he had done nothing worse than killing a rabid skunk.

Due to the fact that a security guard can only be in one place at a time and the police may be several minutes away, I think that all teachers should be trained in the use of firearms. The little signs on the front door that says no guns allowed beyond this point should read, “If you come in here with an unauthorized gun you will not leave here alive.”

The signs that says no guns allowed here is a guarantee that the evildoer will be the only one with a gun. The president wants a level playing field, so let’s give the teachers and children a fighting chance, instead of sitting ducks.

Major Nidal Hasan, who murdered 13 and wounded dozens of others, has not been tried yet. The dastardly act took place Nov. 5, 2009, and the man is still drawing a paycheck because he has not been proven guilty. How many eyewitnesses do you have to have to convict a terrorist?

I believe the man deserves a fair and speedy trial and execution.

Richard Feuilly, Weatherford

Horror once again

Dear Editor,

Unspeakable tragedy and heartache has played out before the American people with seemingly increased occurrence and exponentially greater horror. We are shocked and troubled as we look for answers to the innocent being savaged in our malls, movie theaters and schools. Now 20 kindergartners and first graders brutally executed with their loving teachers in suburban Connecticut. Families torn with unspeakable agony. May God help us!

Guns are not the problem; rather the root problem is a society that has sought to divorce itself from the influence and loving arms of a beneficent gracious God, Jesus Christ. We are now seeing a small taste of the depth of depravity that the human heart can sink and embrace. In 1963 our government remove prayer form our schools.

“Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence on Thee and beg Thy blessing over us, our parents, our teachers, and our nation.”

It was this simple prayer which came under fire and went to the Supreme Court for the landmark decision.

Some indisputable statistics tell us that the downward slide in behavior started about the time of the court decision and was very evidently related. As we see it, the court ruling to remove prayer from the school system was nothing more than the ‘official’ stamp on the removal of God from a very crucial part of our society. It was simply one large step among many small ones, which has contributed to the moral and spiritual disintegration of the U.S.

It was a flying leap across the narrow chasm separating a God fearing moral country and the chaotic “everything goes” situation we find ourselves in today. The message the Supreme Court sent to the country that fateful day was that it was OK to “remove” God from His rightful place. They were simply another, very effective, tool in Satan’s hand.

The United States has been on a national mission since 1962 to remove the influence of our Godly Christian heritage from the public square. Public readings of the scriptures, prayers imploring God’s blessings, the posting of The Ten Commandments, and the displays and programs honoring traditional Christian observances have been banned. Our entertainment media have even embraced the mission to mock all things traditional and holy. We have sown to the wind and are now reaping a whirlwind of sorrow, confusion and horror. It touches very institutions of our land. Guns are not our problem; rather the sin ravaged human heart unbridled from the restraining power of God’s Holy Word.

Luke 13:33-35: “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not! 35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.”

Remove the fear of God from the human heart, whitewash the reality that, sooner or later, all of us will answer to a supremely moral Being, eliminate the concept that He demands adherence to His laws and it is but a short step to the deterioration of the cornerstone of society … the family.

We pray for comfort, healing and restoration of the lives broken by this most recent example of life in a Christ-less America. We grieve over these lives stolen by evil. And we beg God to grant us repentance and healing from our proud and arrogant ways. Lord Jesus, help us!

Respectfully submitted,

David Nowak, Weatherford