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Editor:

Over 200 years ago, our ancestors formed our democracy based on the rights of all persons to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Since then, this country has fought wars, has rebuilt itself after natural disasters, and done everything necessary to ensure that future generations would be able to enjoy these same rights. We are now at a time where it seems we are unwilling to protect our most vulnerable and precious, our own children. We are not so weak that we can offer only hand-wringing condolences after each new school shooting. I hope that we are not so feeble-minded that we believe those politicians, greedy for campaign donations that declare that now is not the time to act. When would be the time to act? How many more of our children should die or be traumatized before we act? After a hurricane or tornado, or do we wait awhile to act?

This situation is a national disgrace. We love to think of this country as the best and brightest, a beacon of hope for the rest of the world, and yet we won't protect our own children.

We have a border patrol to prevent people from illegally entering the country and a military to stop terrorists from reaching our shores. We can and must do more than just arrest and prosecute after the fact those who murder our children! I hope that this national shame and insanity will pass, but until it does, we must take immediate action. We are spending historic amounts on defense. Let's use some of that power where it will do the most good. We should put our military to the task that they are best trained for and dedicated to and place them in every school to protect our children. The knowledge that our schools are being protected by trained professionals will help deter these individuals and restore the sense of safety that our children deserve.

With the gravest sincerity,  

BILL DOUGLASS, Casper

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