Thought Of The Day 021718

Children are to be heard and seen especially when the grown-ups are too cowardly to do anything to keep them safe. Maybe they should be running the country. Seriously when will something change, too many people are dying.

Remembering Sandy Hook Elementary, Five Years On

Five years ago today, 20 first-graders and six school staffers were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Remember these souls today and work for peace in your community so events like this never happen again.

The San Bernadino Shootings

I’m watching news of the San Bernadino mass shootings today on CNN and it has me feeling very sad and a little scared for the people there. A facility that helps people with mental challenges was attacked for a reason we don’t know yet. This is yet another mass shooting in our country. It is saddening that we have such a problem with guns and violence that seems to be the norm these days.

My friends the killings have to stop. I am not a fan of guns and I think some people own them to give them a sense of power and because of paranoia. Others have guns for sport and protection either reason leaves us living in a wild west situation. There is no excuse for the shootings today or any day. Can we give peace a real chance in our country? I sure hope so.

Did Yesterday Really Happen?

Yesterday four marines were killed in Chattanooga in a domestic terror event at two different military installations. This morning I ask myself did this really happen here. Thursday seems like a long time ago but it was just hours ago. One thing I can say is that I remain a proud citizen of this great city. We are all “noogastrong” and “chattanoogastrong” today. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who were killed and injured, including the person who committed this crime. Now the healing process begins for our city and we resolve to live our lives like we normally would.

Our paper The Chattanooga Times Free Press has continuing coverage. Click here for more on yesterday’s events.