Letter: Let's bring God back in our schools
Sims writes, "Our children would be so much better off if we allowed prayer and faith in our schools. They should be taught our religious traditions and customs and even the Ten Commandments. Why has God been censored from our schools? Secularism gives our children nothing - no principles, no faith, no morals."
The Uvalde school massacre is a horror beyond comprehension. Several letter writers have criticized pro-lifers for not marching to save our children in schools. It is not only unfair, but outrageous to lash out at people who had nothing to do with this horrific, evil action.
These writers and many Democrats are looking for someone to blame and it’s always convenient to blame conservatives who believe in our constitutional rights. The pro-life movement is dedicated to peacefully defending every human life from conception to natural death. By the way, pro-lifers are not the ones who are threatening the lives of Supreme Court justices.
The letter writers insist that we pass “common sense” laws. They don’t specify or give an example of a common sense law. Is it common sense to support and enact laws that make it legal to kill children one month or one day before being born? Why aren’t these writers distressed at the 2,363 children killed every day by abortion?
Passing more gun control laws will not prevent similar tragedies like this in the future. Taking guns from law-abiding American citizens will not solve this problem. The problem is not the gun; it’s the evil, sick person using the gun.
The time is now to demand that our school children are protected in our schools. We must demand that we have armed, trained individuals in all schools, just like we have in our airports and our government buildings. This is the kind of common sense action we need to take. Nothing is perfect but at least increasing the security in our classrooms will cut down the number of future tragic school shootings.
If you need to find blame, I believe our government created this problem when they removed God from our public schools and the public square. God gives life meaning and purpose. But most of all, God gives us hope. Our children would be so much better off if we allowed prayer and faith in our schools. They should be taught our religious traditions and customs and even the Ten Commandments. Why has God been censored from our schools? Secularism gives our children nothing - no principles, no faith, no morals.
A culture that kills its children has no future. Our future hinges on a return to our foundational Judeo-Christian values and a culture of life. I believe it is the only way we can stop this vicious cycle of death. Franklin Graham said, “The only hope for America is God. We as a nation are in trouble and only God can fix it.” I believe he is right. We are still a Christian nation, let’s behave like one and bring God back into our schools.
Ken Sims lives in Moorhead.
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