Skip to comments.Letter to Editor - Newtown Bee
Posted on 01/26/2013 7:11:30 PM PST by dontreadthis
To the Editor:
This letter was forwarded to Barack Obama, John Boehner, Chris Murphy, Dick Blumenthal, Elizabeth Esty, and Harry Reid
I live in Sandy Hook, CT. My family and close friends weren't harmed on December 14. That day impacted 26 families with an indescribable, staggering pain and anguish. For most of Sandy Hook, it merely affected us with an inescapable intensity of sadness and grief.
Gun control has long been a focus of many in this country. Though I'm not knowledgeable of all the nuances of the Second Amendment, based on the Founding Fathers' circumstances, it had far more to do with enabling the citizenry to protect themselves against tyrannical government than against local psychopaths. It is about providing a balanced firepower so when King George's successor came knocking on your door, you could fight back. Government today is no less inclined to abuse its authority than it was then. Based on the absurd and ongoing power grab that is present day Washington, it's as threatening as ever.
That so many of you view the NRA with its resistance to further restrictions on firearms as intransigent lunatics has far more to do with how you conduct yourselves in office than it does with the NRA's actions.
You in public office are fundamentally dishonest people. You lead lives of deception at every turn, structuring your lives as comfortably as you can while governing with an indifference and arrogance that is absolutely maddening. When the country is reeling from financial disaster, you waste a trillion dollars on a health care bill we can't afford and you've never read. You claim it's critical because health care costs are killing this country... no they're not, you are! You are killing this country. You endorse the ongoing slaughter of millions of unborn children and whine when terrorists are water boarded. You can't lecture us right in Newtown High School about not doing enough to keep our children safe, while simultaneously slaughtering the unborn. You fabricate the intense, media laden drama of the fiscal cliff and lack the courage to do anything about truly reforming the obscene gluttony of government. You know you'll be out of office before the bill comes due you don't care and have no integrity nor honor.
You lie whenever and wherever you need to to move forth your agenda. Were you able, you would purge the US of guns every last gun in the country, if you could. So please forgive Wayne LaPierre and those of us who don't trust you as far as we can spit. You're a dishonest lot, motivated by a distorted worldview. If mass murder prevention were truly your goal, you would welcome armed security wherever needed. It is outrageous that we protect our money with far more firepower than we protect our children.
I have never owned a gun, nor wanted to as intensely as right now. You'll stop restricting guns when only you have them.
4 Chestnut Knoll Drive, Sandy Hook January 8, 2013
The link takes you to a short letter-to-the-editor of a Newtown, CT newspaper. It is wonderfully encouraging to read this man's opinion and note that his entirely accurate thoughts were...apparently...actually printed.
Excellent letter, indeed. And it means more coming from Newtown itself.
He may not own a gun, but he sure can shoot straight. God bless this man.
Thanks for the post. My sentiments exactly.
God bless this man for his courage.
So good I had to come out of lurker mode.
Never owned a gun? What is he waiting for?
Does he think the rest of us boating-accident prone people are going to be able to supply him one?
He admits that the country is being run by dishonest and corrupt people. He's in as much danger as the kids in that school. Does he go to school or university? Does he ever go to a theater? Does he ever go to a mall? Does he ever ride a subway?
Even our disarmed military are in danger while congregating in our gun-free-zone military posts.
Thank you for posting this. This guy says what needs to be said very eloquently............
Right on Mr. Duffy. And a heartfelt thank you to the Newtown Bee.
Hopefully half the country will read and ponder the sum and substance of this most timely letter.
Let’s pray it turns the tide here. One man CAN make a difference; with God’s help all things are possible.
*lump in throat....and screen just went all squiggly*
Thanks very much for this posting, dontreadthis!
Mr. Brendan Duffy of Sandy Hook, CT gets it.
May God Abundantly Bless and Keep this Patriot!
Isn’t that letter perfectly brilliant!?
I’ve forwarded it to everyone I know.
I’m doing that now.
Wow! That’s a great letter.
Finally, the voice of reason on the East Coast! Thanks for the ping, Onyx! :)
BUMP for great freeping.
Amen! Amen! Amen!