As I sat this morning, looking out the window as the dawn neared, I couldn’t help but be overcome by the juxtaposition of a beautiful sunrise and the dark cloud that envelops our community; the battles of good against evil and how a man first murdered his girlfriend and unborn child and then murdered a public safety officer….only weeks after another officer was shot and killed
Today, the lead editorial in the Aiken Standard references the recent events that have shocked our “All American City”. Some suggestions are made, but alas, the editorial is somewhat non-confrontational and makes hopeful reference to a legacy that will be left behind.
But how will we achieve that legacy?
By throwing more money at government agencies that do little good?
Maybe the legacy of Sandy & Scotty will be better honored if parents, (both parents) once again taught their children the difference between right and wrong and provided discipline as needed?
Maybe, we should remember the God that this Country was formed under and take our families to church each week, thanking him for our liberty, (although it is constantly eroding)?
Maybe we should stop relinquishing the responsibility of our children to the government, whether it be through the schools or financial support?
Maybe we could start taking responsibility for our actions instead of blaming our behavior and circumstances on others?
I don’t know, maybe it’s the combination of sadness, shock and anger that prompted me to put these words down this morning, but I am concerned for the future of our society as a whole and the failed attempts to “fix it”.
When will we learn from our mistakes?