Newtown, CT Massacre – One of Those “Moments” …

Written by Pauline Wolak on December 19, 2012

SandyHookBookIt’s likely a moment that will change everything in America. The actions of one man at 9:30 in the morning on a Friday will define us as a nation. In the coming weeks committees will convene in Washington. We’ll have debates about gun control, violent video games, and the removal of God from schools, the breakdown of traditional families, mental illness, and lack of care for the mentally ill. Blame will be placed where it doesn’t belong in order to give forward momentum to personal and political agendas. The war on “fill in the blank” will go on for months.

Two moments reminded me how unimportant anyone’s agenda is at this very moment. The first came last night when President Obama read the names of the 20 smallest victims. Hearing the sobs of the families in the background was gut-wrenching. I cannot begin to imagine the pain. I pray I never have to experience it.

The full version of this column is now only available in Doug Giles’ book, “Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count, The Police Are Minutes Away”.

Pauline is a proud wife and mother of three. When she isn't being the world's greatest Girl Friday, she is volunteers her time as a school librarian and athletic director. Pauline enjoys football, politics, good beer, and arguing with anyone. She's a devout pro-life Catholic. Pauline believes in the 1st Amendment and uses it on a daily basis, most notably to ambush unsuspecting family members in political debate! You can find her work here at Clash and at Follow her on twitter at @MiStateFan.