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Sandy Hook tragedy: Is gun control the real issue?

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Sandy Hook tragedy: Is gun control the real issue? The political cartoon in the Gazette and other newspapers indicates that the NRA [National Rifle Association] is responsible for the carnage in Newtown, Conn., but is it really? Don't get me wrong, I am not a member of the NRA, nor do I believe that the Second Amendment permits free access to handguns. But is gun control the real issue? I believe that Connecticut, like New ...

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wmarincic
December 19, 2012
8 a.m.

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A little girl prayed and asked God how he could let that happen in her school and God said, I'm not allowed to go to your school.

How did it all happen, womens lib, Helen Girley Brown and communism. History from the 60s said that to take down America the communists needed to take down the family and teach their children in state run schools.

It sounds like a movie plot but it has all come to pass. The public school system allows everything, free condoms, giving abortion pills to 12 year old girls without parental notification. State laws that says if a child is over 14 their medical records are private, even from the parent. A society that tells women that if you don't have a career you are less than a woman. A society that tells girls and boys that anything goes as long as it feels good.
It says listen to us the democrats, we will give you sex, drugs, condoms and a free abortion if you give us your loyalty.
Don't listen the the republicans they are rich and want to keep everything for themselves and keep you living in poverty....

That is todays America, we managed to get rid of Joe McCarthy but in hindsight, he was right.

Will1960
December 19, 2012
1:23 p.m.

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Wmarincic,

My father worked for a California defense contracting corporation in 1950s. He recalled that it wasn't uncommon to see one of his co-workers removed from their desk and fired on baseless suspicion of being a commie or a commie sypathesizer. In those times there was no recourse for the victims of McCarthy's witchhunt. McCarthy succeeded in creating an atmosphere of fear and suspicion that ruined many careers of people who were totally innocent. McCarthy was aware of the reality that America was ripe for being duped and he took advantage of those circumstances until his paraniod delusions were exposed at his own Senate hearings on the "Red Scare".

The rise and fall of McCarthy should served as a history lesson as to how the American Public can be influenced to do really cruel things when they fear something they don't understand. The only redeeming aspect of the McCarthy era was that the public finally caught on to his fear mongering antics and put an abrupt end to his career. Now I suppose you have your own stories of what a good Samaritan old Joe was?

irene58
December 19, 2012
6:03 p.m.

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Women's lib - now there's a spin I haven't yet heard.

wmarincic
December 20, 2012
7:20 a.m.

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I look at Hollywood which is what McCarthy was really going after as they had so much influence on the public, as they still do today. Look at what Harry Belafonte said a couple days ago "The only thing left for Barack Obama to do is work like a third world dictator and just put all these guys in jail" talking about Obamas opponents. Any questions?

wmarincic
December 20, 2012
7:22 a.m.

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Irene58, do you believe that children are better off being raised by the schools or by a family with one parent home?

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