Focus on foreign issues takes eyes off domestic problems

2013-01-14T00:00:00Z Focus on foreign issues takes eyes off domestic problems nwitimes.com
January 14, 2013 12:00 am

Sandy Hook Elementary School came under terrorist attack on Dec. 14.

That day, innocent lives were given up to a mentally challenged young man with a stolen rifle. Tomorrow it could be a Jihadist seeking martyrdom bearing weapons with far broader lethality.

There is something fundamentally wrong with a country willing to spend billions of dollars every year on military actions and foreign aid support in countries that treat their women like chattel — while our schools are so vulnerable to the whims of a broad spectrum of mentally challenged and religiously motivated threats.

Emotional knee-jerk reactions to very serious threats should not be allowed to lull us into a false sense of safety and security with the risk being the potential loss of many more innocent lives.

- Thomas A. Pappas Jr., Portage

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