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Questions Without Answers

It seems like only a few days ago news channels were announcing the then latest school shooting.

It also sticks in my mind when Columbine High School was the target. I recall scenes like these and think of the quote: “We have found the enemy, and he is us.” The phrase is actually a parody of a quote from the War of 1812: “We have met the enemy and they are ours.”

Sadly, the parody makes as much sense as the true statement. We have met the enemy, and too often we are looking in a mirror, not through a window.

Nationally, we continue to brew a perfect storm. Law enforcement are welcome only when...


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