Before I begin, let me say that it is very clear to me, that only the parents that lost a child that fateful day can truly understand the pain involved in this horrendous nightmare. I sincerely appreciate that pain and do not wish to diminish it or disrespect the people involved in any way. I have absolutely no political reasons what so ever for putting my thoughts out there. The reason I took the time to write this is because I sincerely believe that I know what really needs to be done in our society to greatly diminish the possibility of something like this repeating itself.
My father was an intellectual very well read man and he was a thinker. I can remember him telling me in the 70’s that the family is the base of any society and once the family breaks down, the entire thing can come crumbling down like a stack of unstable dominos. You would have to say that it’s hard to argue against that philosophy. And this is where I end up every time I think about Sandy Hook Elementary.
If we could for a minute try hard to strip away the emotional aspect of this situation and just take a clear look at what happened that day, we always end up at the same place. This entire tragedy could have been prevented by something as simple as a caring father, who was not present in Adam Lanza’s life. Do the research on the family. It won’t take very long, I promise. If you do that, you will behold an ugly picture of a very broken family that was a breeding ground for sadness, hatred and despair. Do the research!
We as a nation need to wake up and realize that a divorce rate of 60 percent or higher in many places in the U.S. is simply a disaster for our country and its ability to flourish and function without these kinds of monumental tragedies. There is a high degree of selfishness and self focus in our society. People don’t care about their families and the consequences of taking them apart. People only care about making money, having sex and of course, my favorite secular phrase. “God wants me to be happy”.
No people, God wants you to put your family first. God wants you to accept your responsibility as a father or a mother and focus on your family and finish what you started and raise children that are well balanced and stable. God wants you to spend time with your children and not expect a television or a video game to raise them for you. You can’t throw a child in a basement, buy him violent video games, and teach him how to shoot all kinds of weapons, completely abandon him and expect anything good to come out of that. No, if you do that, it’s only a miracle that Sandy Hook isn’t happening once a week in this country.