It is our duty as Americans to secure our future generations and our learning institutions to be free of violence. That the same opportunities should be open to all who seek education or a career leader of choice. We need to be proactive in securing a safe school environment including metal detector and checking lockers, including personal items that are brought to school.
When do we stop the madness of using a high-powered gun or weapon of mass destruction to resolve an issue. Are we using an angry temper to defuse a customer at a grocery store or mall, or road rage on the city streets or highways? Have we lost our direction, or are we spoiled by having a lot of money which inexplicably entitles us to behave above everybody else, or the rule of law. It is better to give than to receive.
As Americans we should be above this. So why have we come down to the lowest level in our history? Is violence taking over our life? Our elected officials like to believe that the doctrine of survival of fittest is more important than solving the problems of a community, state or nation. Common sense has vanished as an important element in our life. Kindness is important; it tells us what kind of person we are.
We don’t need career politicians, we need individuals that can work together and solve problems to make this nation what it was intended to be: A role model to the world; land of the free, home of the brave. I remember a story from a gifted and talented musician, who wrote an excellent song (it could have been a big hit) about God and the love of man. He was in a very famous group and his colleagues turned it downed from an upcoming release. He was angry about this incident and told me that’s politics Stu …even in the entertainment industry. Let us now stop the madness and open our minds and hearts to new ideas again. The problem will not go away, we need to be more proactive as a nation.
Stuart L. Rosenberg
Class of 1975