April 25, 1995
Letters to the Editor
The Washington Times
National Weekly Edition
3600 New York Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002
Stop the killing! The government is murdering innocent people. People are killing each other. Abortionists are killing babies. Abortionists are being killed. Mother’s are killing their infants and young children. And now terrorists are exacting revenge and blowing up government buildings.
Why? What has happened to our society?
The answer is clear: The breakdown of the family, and the systematic removal of God and morality from our schools and culture. This is largely a result of government policies and court decisions that stemmed from the 1960’s revolution of liberalism.
The 1962 Supreme Court decision to outlaw prayer in our schools taught us that God is bad: This was the beginning of the end. The Court’s 1973 decision to legalize abortion taught us that our most innocent children are property and have no value. (The pre-civil war Dred Scott decision was similar: Slaves, like farm animals, were declared the property of the owners.)
The 1994 Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE) has been enforced against women kneeling on the sidewalk in silent prayer. Yes, prayer is considered “intimidation.” The bottling up of the peaceful protesters was all that the violent fringe needed to come out shooting.
Government atrocities have become common place since the Clinton’s took power. The gestapo style Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) led the raid on the innocent women and children at Waco. The BATF seems to be making sport with the slaughter and/or harassment of innocent people: Randy Weaver’s family in Idaho, the Lumplugh’s in Pennsylvania, and the Katona’s in Ohio. Kimberly Katona miscarried after being pushed against a wall by a BATF agent. These are only a few examples. It is no surprise that some maniac decided to even the score in Oklahoma — as if two wrongs make a right.
Our cities are wide open to terrorists. But protected from them because of our unique free speech rights that we enjoy. Angry people can vent rage through the press and on the picket lines. As this safety valve is restricted, pressure will build up and more explosions will occur — literally. I expect that the government will now crack down even harder on individuals and groups that they do not like. I pray that the violence does not escalate. Please stop the killing!
John E. Becker