Lack of morals one of world's biggest problems

August 26, 2004

Dear Editor:

Recently a letter was submitted to this newspaper that included these statements: "Every individual is entitled to the pursuit of happiness and that whatever makes one happy in life is all that matters."

"There are far more important issues facing our country this election year than conservatives throwing up the old gun-control issue."

I would like to respond. Just because something makes you happy does not make it morally or legally acceptable. The lack of morals is one of the biggest problems that this world is facing.

Another mention in this letter was about gun ownership and how no one is trying to take that right away. I feel this person is misinformed. In California, a target pistol that is used in the Olympics and other events has been outlawed. People who compete in such events can no longer live in that state. This is just one example of what is, not might be, being taken away.


Also, there are several weapons that have been outlawed, and for what reason? It is said to keep them out of the hands of criminals. This is laughable considering that only criminals now have them. The right to keep and bear arms was established so that tyrannical governments could not take complete control. If the government has automatic weapons while we have single-shot .22s then we are in trouble.

One last thing that I would like to address was the statement this person made about the separation of church and state. This was not meant to completely take anything that has to do with God out of government. Its purpose was to keep a religion or religions from having power and influence over government as it did in England. Godless people have stretched their influence so far out of proportion that now they want us to take "In God We Trust" off of our money. Do they think that if they don't have to think about God that somehow He won't know their sins?

Matthew Hollins


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