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The aftermath of the Connecticut shootings will prove to be what?


Will we see more gun control? Will the Second Amendment be put to the test? Will we see increased security at all schools? What about mental health treatment? Will we see increased services for children?


These are the questions that are being debated. But what about the kids? As the conversation proceeds on the national landscape, I ask what it is the average person can derive from this tragedy. Is it political action? Is it social activism? Both are worthwhile undertakings.


No, the first point of significance is the value of human life. I encourage you to value those people who are sometimes taken for granted. There is so much in this world that we are only able to barely touch in the brief time we are alive. But human relationships are not one of those things. The way we spend our time and attention makes a big difference in the lives of those around us.


So in the face of tragedy, let’s look at how we can all become better husbands, wives, grandparents, siblings, fathers, and mothers, and then focus on the politics.



Jonathan Johnson


Waynesburg


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