This act of aggression has also spurned International recognition, as the Australian Deputy Prime Minister, Tim Fischer, urged vacationers to boycott any travel to the United States. He was quoted on CNN as saying, “You’re 15 times more likely to be shot dead in America than Australia, per capita, per million people. It’s another example of murder mayhem on Main Street,” he concluded.
I’ve always had a resounding faith that there can be good that comes from such evils. However, my faith dwindles as years go by and I see more and more of these senseless occurrences and the lessons to be learned by them seem to fall on the deaf ears of those who would benefit most by their teachings.
The questions in the end are always:
Where are the parents of these children?
Were they ever taught the difference between right and wrong growing up?
How could you ever raise a child and not teach them that killing, for ANY reason, is wrong?
Could justice ever be served in the end?
Although I am a devout believer in the Ten Commandments, even an atheist could agree to live true to the words “thou shall not kill,” because government dictates you, society impels you, and the courts demand you abide by this law of the land and promises that all who are ignorant of its jurisprudence will naively feel its long arm and take all your freedoms and possibly life itself away, just as simply as you have taken life from another.
Tim Fowler lives in Newbury.