Saturday, December 29, 2012

Gun control debate pales in comparison

Well, it has begun again---the great debate on gun control.
I am not taking a stand either for or against, but would encourage our lawmakers to think about the REAL issue which no one seems to be addressing. Starting with our children, the need for more  funding for more  help to parents with children who have special needs, mental or physical, or even for parenting skills!
How about more funding for schools---teachers, counselors and health professionals who can see and address the problems before the crises?  And what about more funds for CPS (Child Protective Services)? 
In so many cases this past year, it is young adults who lashed out in a violent way against innocent victims. We really do need to “Train up a child in the way they should go”. Yes, we are all busy with our lives, with struggling day to day with our own families. I encourage you to take a moment----let your legislators know that we have to get our priorities in order, here at home with those who need it most.
Then take a moment to reach out to someone you know who may be struggling---offer a moment of solace, a smile, a helping hand, a hug of encouragement.YOU could be the difference that saves a life with your caring.  I am making that my New Year’s Resolution!
Camille Levee
Time Out, Inc.

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