To the Editor,
On Friday, we experienced another terrible school shooting by a young man in his early 20s. This letter is not about gun control or freedom of speech rights, this letter is about the majority of American people — people who believe in God, discipline, training our children to respect others, kindness and love.
We have been silent too long and have allowed the few to take prayer and discipline out of our schools, to not allow any mention of God or even the singing of Christmas carols. We have allowed Hollywood, video-game makers and so-called singers to fill our homes, our cars and our children’s ear-phones with hate and violence as never before in history. Without fail, we find out after one of these shootings by a young man, that he is a devoted fan of violent video games.
How can we expect kindness and love from a young developing mind that has been filled with violent garbage? Garbage in … garbage out. A recent study by a university found that after three days of playing violent video games that behavior changed; this did not happen with non-violent games.
It is time for the vast majority of Americans to stand up against this type of entertainment, to say no to the one person that claims to be offended by the mention of God and prayer. How have we come to the point where one person or small group can tell the majority what they can and cannot do? Where have we lost the practice of the beliefs and training that made this country great?
We can no longer remain silent when it comes to the destruction of our young.