God, not new laws

Posted Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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There have been several recent op-ed articles alternately denouncing gun control and pleading for gun control, and articles pontificating on the difference between "crazy" and "evil" and whether increased access to mental health treatment would appreciably lessen the number of mass murders.

The answer is that none of these addresses the underlying issue: a case for morality.

Are we teaching our young people character qualities that will advance the cause of peace and brotherly love, and love of God and country? Are we accepting lax morality at all levels of leadership, at all levels of so-called entertainment, and all levels of public and private education?

Instead of legislating gun control, why don't we put the Ten Commandments back in our halls of justice, organized prayer back in our schools and God back in our places of worship?

Turning around the flood of crime depends on turning our hearts and minds toward becoming more like Christ.

-- Carolyn Roy, Fort Worth

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