How can we stop the violence
When I turned on the news yesterday and heard of the horrific tragedy that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. I couldn’t believe it; I was in total shock. I had to excuse myself to the restroom and privately bawled my eyes out. My heart was ripped out of my chest hurting for all the families involved and the community. I screamed at the top of my lungs, what has happened to us as a nation.
Later, I started reading what everyone was saying about the cause, the why’s. There were people screaming gun control, others were yelling we don’t have enough mental institutes, others were saying, if you don’t have money, you can’t get help if you have a mental issues.
Everyone is trying to blame everyone else for the problems we are having with violence other than blaming themselves. People wake up! It’s not the fact that there are guns readily available, it’s not that there isn’t enough mental facilities, or the lack of money. The problem is we as a nation, a society have lost our way. We have lost the core values, the morals that we once prided ourselves in. Treat your neighbor as you would be treated, don’t steel, don’t kill. I think that the majority of us have turned a blind eye to the real issue at hand, and that is we have lost control of our children, because we have turned a blind eye. It’s easier to ignore the problem than to fix the problem. We use Ritalin and Adderall to surpress bad behavor instead of listening and spending quality time with our children to teach them what is right and wrong. We must take back control of our children, we must start teaching core values, and morals once again.
Just thirty years ago you never heard of such incidences. The only violence you heard of was occasionally on the news of someone being murdered, gang wars or drug wars, and even then you rarely heard of such. You would have never heard of a mass shooting unless it was in a war. Today you turn on the news and mass shootings, murders ,rapes, and every other type of violence that you can think of is blaring through the TV. Everyone is trying to blame everyone except blaming themselves. People please wake up! We as Parents, friends, teachers, neighbors, and society as a whole have got to take a stand and start instilling morals and values back into our society and hold individuals accountable for their actions no matter how big or small. We need to become better parents and stop turning a blind eye, because if we don’t the violence is only going to get worse, and then God help us people. God Help us.
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