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There are friends of mine on both sides of the issue, speaking with equal passion on the subject.
While every American may not agree on the solution, every single American grieves over the situation. My arguments against increased gun control go against the cultural climate. The principles I advocate run counter to the emotional current of many Americans who feel the pain of mass shootings.
That is to be expected. Yet the best surgeons with the steadiest hands are those who operate using principles and procedures refined long before the emotional impact of meeting a dying patient. The debate over gun control should be rooted in wisdom and principles, not emotion and passions.
The gruesome images have never left me. I feel for the young people in the Florida high school who had to step over their dead friends. I empathize with first responders who cared for the wounded and the dying.
My heart goes out to the parents who lost a child as a result of a murderer carrying a gun.
I understand what you saw, and I know how you feel. If possible, read what follows without emotion and see if it makes sense. Liberty Is the Principle Americans do not need less liberty regarding possessing and carrying guns, we need more. Natural Law is a view that certain rights or values are inherent in - and universally known by - human reason.
The best summary of Natural Law is contained in the following seventeen-word statement: In the early days of our country, when a criminal encroached on another person or property, the criminal was forcibly detained and jailed locally. The courts established the precedent that restitution would be made to the victim s.
If your property had been taken, the thief would be ordered to return your property and make financial restitution to you for taking it in the first place. If your house were destroyed by an arsonist, the fire starter would be responsible for building you a new home and financially reimbursing you for your inconvenience.
If you were injured or wounded by a criminal, he would have to pay you money. Victims of crime had their property and personal losses financially restored by the criminal. In the case of murder, the murderer would be swiftly brought to justice via execution.Prior history: N.Y.S.2d (Sup.
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I think Jen Hatmaker probably represents the feelings of a lot of folks who are worn out by the culture wars. In a recent post, she urges Christians to sit out the public debate on gay marriage.
Her argument is simply that we have better things to do and that we are alienating gay . Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years.
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As American soldiers fought overseas in Vietnam, American churchmen debated the legitimacy and impact of the war at home.
While the justness of the war was the primary issue, they also argued over conscientious objection, the legitimacy of protests, the weapons of war, and other related topics.
Emotions are running very high in the United States on the issue of gun control in There are friends of mine on both sides of the issue, speaking with equal passion on the subject. It's important to remember that every American heart breaks when our children are murdered, regardless of one's.