The Hendricks County Flyer
Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:40 PM EST
To the Editor:
A few days after Judge Richard Posner of Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issues the opinion that we have a constitutional right to bear loaded firearms in public, a lunatic in Connecticut kills 20 children and six educators in a quiet hamlet, much like Danville or Amo.
What was missing at Sandy Hook Elementary was a loaded weapon to combat the semi automatic fire of the lunatic. We have a right to bear loaded arms. With our children, the right becomes a duty, really.
For too long we have told our children being beaten they should not fight. Look at the ineptitude of our schools grappling with bullying. Same principle here.
On Dec. 14, 2102, in Newtown, Conn., at Sandy Hook Elementary, nearly 20 kindergarden children were randomly shot to death in their classroom. Due to the age of the victims, this will and should be considered an epic tragedy and will no doubt leave more questions than answers. There is, however, one topic that I would like to address which immediately surfaced on Fox News, "Why would a loving God let this happen and where is God in all of this?"
This is such a crucial question and my fear is that it will be answered without much thought or compassion or that the question itself will be asked rhetorically as evidence that there is no God or that He isn't as good and loving as you say He is. Many people will claim that this is God's judgement for taking Him out of schools or that He works in mysterious ways and we will never know.
Let me start off with a very important statement; God did not tell me why this happened, why He allowed it to happen and why He did not stop it from happening. Because of that, I cannot answer those questions for Him. I know people are going to throw out scriptures that say why God allows this to happen, however the scriptures do not mention this specific tragedy and why He allowed this one.
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There was a wide array of reactions to Seattle DB Richard Sherman’s post-game “interview” with Erin Andrews following the Seahawks’ NFC title win over San Francisco.
Mine? Laughter, as the shout-down was the most entertaining thing I saw all day.
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Butler is still a long way from saving its 2013-14 men’s basketball season, but if the Bulldogs turn it around fully and reach the NCAA Tournament, it will have started this past Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
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A fine season for the Indianapolis Colts ended with a whimper Saturday at New England, but in recent team history, it was far from the most disappointing postseason defeat.
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The Indianapolis Colts’ miraculous 45-44 wild card victory over Kansas City on Saturday ended just after 8 p.m. After leaving Lucas Oil Stadium, it took until around midnight for the pounding in my head to subside.
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An NPR broadcast examines the question of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes like the one that struck Moore, Okla. on Monday. The broadcast features commentary from Michael Fitzgerald, who reported a five-part disaster series for the CNHI News Service.
May 22, 2013
Part I: Are We Prepared? | Part II: Disaster Dollars Part III: Lessons Learned | Part IV: Warning Signs Part V: The Big One
Smartphones need kill switches. It's a relatively easy solution to the pricey (and irritating) problem of smartphone theft. But who would have thought that the big carriers would team up with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and lots of other manufacturers to voluntarily begin adding the technology by July 2015? The cooperative spirit! It makes so much sense!
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