Camden Herald Letters to the Editor April 5

Apr 05, 2018

Youth doing what their elders have failed to do


It is with a great deal of love and admiration that I write this letter to the young people of our country and the world.

Being a woman, wife, mother, grandmother and soon-to-be great-grandmother, I watch with incredulity what is going on in our world today. Yes, there have been wars and pestilence for centuries, but now it has moved up to killing children in schools.

In my 30-plus years as a schoolteacher, I was once told by a student that I was his "mother away from home." When a child thinks of his mother, he often correlates it with love and safety. What kind of safety is it when we have to arm a schoolteacher with a gun to protect the young people they are trying to teach not only math and science, but how to get along with their fellow classmates and the world?

We have numerous adults for our young people to emulate, but the ones who are held up in front of our young people the most by way of TV, newspapers, text, etc. are the greedy, morally corrupt and unethical people whom we as a nation elected to lead our country.

When is this going to be resolved?

Well, it looks as if the young people coming up are willing to step up to the plate, thank God.

So, march, love, pray and lift your voices high, and hopefully the adults who want a peaceful coexistence on this earth will join you to rid ourselves of the plague which has infected our globe.

Elizabeth Heald




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