but thats just my opinion. i could be wrong i could be right. really i dont care. the best i can do is pray something like CT never happens at my kids school.
Supersoldier, it's people like you that snap me back down to Earth.
In a sea of people who argue frustratingly based on nonsensical taglines, you are the rare sort that can disagree with me, but actually do it logically, without hyperbole or lie/distortions.
You're not the only one in this thread, just the latest. Thank you.
Like you, I am aware that I could be wrong. In fact, my agitated emotional state when dealing with these events does compromise me a little. And....My friends and family, heck, even my buddies here on CCL...will attest to the fact that i have a tendency to get worked up into a "righteous" rage from time to time, that actually hurts my ability to get my point across more than it helps.
This is how I have begun to break it down after a coupel weeks of debating.
I have heard (more than any other argument)---and I'm paraphrasing---We will never ever stop anyone from commiting violence, so we might as well just get more violent ourselves to combat the violent people.
To me that is a hugely dissapointing defeatist attitude. I hope that Americans (at least the majority) are made of sterner stuff. I hope, this latest tragedy finally spurs us to action on the imposing task of changing the violent culture we live in.
In short, let's not turn America into Thunderdome (even though that's a pretty good movie.