Too much freedom can be a bad thing


What a sick, unimaginable world we have become. A home was set ablaze for the sole purpose of ambushing the fire department when it responded; to slay firemen who try to help those in distress.

Has America become a hateful nation within itself? Our own citizens – some criminally-minded and the mentally ill – present in our society now have found a way to take revenge on their imaginary and hated enemies: innocent people, unknown to them.

Children – young, innocent and pure-at-heart – have been stalked, gunned down and butchered in a school by a mentally unstable young person. He has robbed their families of a most-prized love: their children.

People who commit these acts of evil hatred rationalize life in a different way than normal citizens. We, the people of today’s world, have become the targets of deranged individuals. They want to show the world just how upset they really are.

I really feel that America has evolved into too much freedom – away from religion, lack of family core values, saturated with drugs and alcohol, and lack of respect and discipline. We try to have all the luxuries and pleasures available in today’s society with all its technology. You can obtain almost anything you want one way or another as we descend.

I remember going to the circus when I was young; meandering eventually to the sideshow, something different. Now, it seems, we have become the sideshow. We have managed to open a psychotic Pandora’s box. Now we are paying for the multitude of unharnessed freedoms.

I pray, ”God please help us, for it surely seems we have lost our way.”

Paul Lawson