- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
Plenty of blame to go around
We all mourn the horrible tragedy that happened recently in Newton, Conn.
Why does such a thing happen? What does a person think about human life when they commit such an act? Did this happen only because weapons were readily available? Could, maybe, the violence and disregard for all life that we find in our country, especially in our entertainment industry -- video games, television, movies, etc. -- bear some of the blame?
We tend to blame others when bad things happen. Maybe we are all to blame because we are becoming a country where we are "free" to do almost anything, good or bad. We are becoming a country with a "culture of death."
Since abortion has become "legal," millions of babies have been killed before they were born. They did not even live to be old enough to go to school. Where are the mourners?
I think there is enough blame to go around. I believe that we all know what is right and what is wrong, but we sometimes put our self-interest first.
Let us pray that we do the will of God.
ROBERT MODDE, Perryville, Mo.