Letter: Bigger massacre takes place daily

January 18, 2013

Bigger massacre

takes place daily

As one who is the father of three, grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of four, I join with all compassionate people in abhorrence of all loss of life, most recently the incident in Newtown, Conn.

I believe that we were created in the image of Almighty God, that life is God breathed, precious and sacred. I’ve observed as ideas are put forth to prevent future incidents of this kind.

Some say to ban all firearms, arm school personnel, fortify and limit access to schools, along with many other solutions. None of these proposed solutions would have prevented King Herod in biblical times from perpetrating the, “Slaughter of the Innocents,” which was accomplished without the use of firearms.

I wonder what the outcry would have been if instead of 26 lives being taken, the number would have been 100, 1,000, 10,000? And then the unthinkable, unimaginable, 1 million.

Last year we suffered the loss of more than 1 million of our most defenseless innocents, and in the last 30 years, the loss of over thirty million! All with the full approval and protection of the highest court in the land Roe Versus Wade, 1973.

May God forgive us and have mercy upon us.

— Larry Esmonde, Lima