Some of you know that I was a public school teacher before I became a lawyer. I taught elementary school children, mostly the little ones. The tragedy of Newtown, Connecticut has affected me as a parent, as a teacher, and as an American. Here are my brief thoughts.
Someone, some thing, some spirit must take back our country.
There is more gun violence in American than in any other nation on earth. At some point, personal liberties must give way to the health and well-being of the nation at large. At some point, the connection between violence in the media and the acts of unstable perpetrators must be acknowledged. At some point, treatment for the mentally ill must become more prevalent and accepted without stigma.
I hope that the member of our electorate will come to their collective senses, become the wise and brave representatives that we elected them to be, and take the right measures to protect our country.
This is my Christmas Wish.