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Updated: April 9, 2013 10:56AM



It’s up to all of us to help young people learn morals

No gun control, no prayer in school; well, why not love? “What the world needs now is love, sweet love, it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of ... ”

It’s true, especially now. Our country is deteriorating in morals: right conduct.

While visiting a high school recently I felt like crying. A row of angry boys sat in the office making bad comments. Outside the school were two police cars with a boy whose upper body was lying on the hood of one of the cars with his hands behind him. I left the school wondering if this happens every day.

Are we helping our young people? What’s lacking? There is a need for more attention and love.

It was so heartwarming to see the article about the “Mighty Men of Tomorrow,” men mentoring young boys. This needs to be replicated throughout Northwest Indiana. These young people need our love. They want to belong and feel wanted and accepted. Is that why they join gangs?

We have more than 1,000 churches in Northwest Indiana. If every church would reach out into their neighborhood to comfort and love these youth (especially boys who may end up in gangs), perhaps the crime rate and prison population would diminish. Some blame goes to the churches, the salt of the earth.

Yes, it takes a village to raise promising young people. Stop saying it’s up to the parents. No, it’s up to the preachers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, parents and everyone in the village to show love and to help stop the deterioration of morals in our country.

Reach out and touch someone with love and make this world a better place. Yes, we can!

Grace Turner

Gary

Attacks on Rubio misplaced, he is the one making sense

The liberal media has gone wild because of Sen. Marco Rubio’s, R-Fla., sip of water during his “rebuttal speech” to the president’s nationwide speech Feb. 12. Now, according to the pundits of low quality, this sip of water has made him ineligible to run for president in 2016 because he has lessened his political clout.

Unbelievable! Obama can stumble over his speeches while looking back and forth at the teleprompter and make long “annnnnnnds” and “thaaaaat’s” while he cooks up more lies but that’s OK.

Rubio made more sense in his follow-up speech than the president did in his one-hour, yawn-filled speech. All I heard was the “blame-game” and idealistic, impractical promises.

Readers, even Jesus “thirsted” on the cross (John 19:28). Does this make mim ineligible to be the Christ?

The stealthy critics should take heed of their own shortcomings and seek ways to improve instead of spewing out defamations of the innocent.

Shirley A. Lind

Schererville



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