We cannot be blissfully ignorant to the pain, evil in the world

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  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Dec. 24, 2012 12:36 p.m.

    I suggest to all go to the middle moderate of the political spectrum with a dose of Libertarianism (I'll let you decide for yourselves which does) is probably the correct course of action. Extreme politics, left or right, isn't going to do much to solve anything. We need to lay the sword down (pardon the pun) and start talking with each other in more controlled tones to understand (to borrow that from Covey). Good letter BTW.

  • Mike in Texas Cedar City, Utah
    Dec. 24, 2012 10:11 a.m.

    Flashback. There is more than one kind of evil. There is individual evil like the shooters at Columbine, in Arizona, in Colorado, and at Sandy Hook. These are sins of "commission". Then there are sins of "omission". You ignore the fact that we all have a collective responsibility to "provide for the peaace and tranquility" for our nation. There are all kinds of laws and institution to accomplish that. We can coollectively fail just as surely as we can individually fail. And, in my opinion, those that oppose reasonable measure to keep deadly weapons out of the wrong hands, are as just guilty as the actual perpetrators.

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    Dec. 24, 2012 9:49 a.m.

    If you want to avoid seeing the face of evil, you might want to avoid watching NRA TV press conferences. Mountanmain, you really need a good course in political history. Your undertanding of 20th century politics sounds like it came from Beck. It might help if you come to undertand the somewhat fluid historical perspective of the terms "left" and "Right".

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Dec. 24, 2012 9:19 a.m.

    Mountan Man, it wasn't the conservatives that yelled in the NRA news conference, "Kill the NRA." That sounds real peaceful coming from an apparent Liberal/Progressive. Conservatives usually don't threaten anyone's life, but I've heard many liberals say that in the past. I haven't heard one conservative say that the current president should be killed, but I've heard many liberals say that the prior president should be killed.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Dec. 24, 2012 9:10 a.m.

    Bottom line. Gun control will do nothing to enhance our safety. There are millions of law abiding gun owners, and yes, alot of them own so called assault rifles, me included. The evil, and it was evil, perpetrated by the shooter at Sandy Hook was not the fault of any legal gun owner. Or my 30 round magazine that I have. I'm never going to use my guns for nefarious purposes. And I don't know any other gun owner that will use their guns for nefarious purposes. And they are locked up in a gun safe to which only myself and my wife have the combination. No key.

    According to news reports, the mom had her guns locked up. Apparently shooter knew where the key was.

    BTW Mr. One Old Man, the leftist policies that foster violence are to numerous to mention. I just plain don't have enough space.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Dec. 24, 2012 7:43 a.m.

    Yes, Screwdriver because it was the intelligence obtained with enhanced interrogation (you call it torture) that lead those Navy Seals to Osama Bin Laden! But Obama took all the credit, didn't he?

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Dec. 23, 2012 10:58 p.m.

    "you'll take my guns from my cold dead hands!"

    See, conservatives are very peaceful people. After they are gone anyway.

    Mountainman it's the conservatives that so willingly give powers to the government. You let them torture, spy on american and created the ATA under Bush.

    Liberal demanded the halt to torture, domestic spying and return of habeus corpus.

    But I know you are in denial that Bush ever existed.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Dec. 23, 2012 9:56 p.m.

    One old man. Conservatives? Everyone of them was big government dictators, hardly conservatives!

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Dec. 23, 2012 8:18 p.m.

    Mountainman, you just proved to everyone that you have no idea what the term "secular progressive moral relativist" means.

    Every one of the people you name were really conservatives trying desperately to hold on to old ways or personal power.

    Just because someone made a claim like that on hate radio doesn't make it true.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Dec. 23, 2012 6:09 p.m.

    @ One old man: Pol Pot, Mao ste Tung, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler just to name a few recent secular progressive moral relativists.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Dec. 23, 2012 3:18 p.m.

    Leftist policies that foster violence?

    Please list them.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Dec. 23, 2012 2:06 p.m.

    This letter is exactly accurate. Left wing secular progressives and moral relativist ideology has lead us to this. After all, if you believe evil is subjective, who are you and I to judge what is good or evil? If there is no right or wrong, its all about ME and there is no God to whom we are ultimately accountable and there are no eternal consequences for our actions then what will stop these sick people from murdering others! The police can't, gun control laws can not protect you, and we can't stop them! This ideology has infested the highest offices in the land and we will have more of these senseless acts of violence. America will not change for the better until Americans change for the better!

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    Dec. 23, 2012 1:22 p.m.

    This letter is absolutely correct. Left-wing policies fostered by the current administration have led to a society that is permeated by darkness and evil. We cannot close our eyes to this irrefutable fact.

    Leftist judges have subverted the Constitution in ruling that the law cannot regulate violence and sexual content in video games. Thus,we have an increasingly violent population of young men who massacre innocent children in the schools. This is an inevitable result of raising young men in a culture of violence.

    For the good of the children and all of society, we must choose leaders who reject leftist policies that foster violence. Instead, we must have leaders who promote the historically proven institutions of marriage and family.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Dec. 23, 2012 12:42 p.m.

    I think it should be a little bit about gun control, too. Gun control would be a reasonable response to your plea.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Dec. 23, 2012 12:31 p.m.

    A fine letter. Thank you.