The Anger and Hate Need to Stop

hate is taught

I was thinking about the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut and I was considering a perspective I haven’t seen in the news yet…

Consider that the US just saw the end of the most vicious presidential campaign in recent history. Even after the election, Mitt Romney is still being insulted nightly on late night talk shows. Any person would have a tough time being in the media spotlight that is shone on most presidential candidates – but people who are being honest, will admit this year was far worse than usual. We saw glimpses of what would happen in the primary between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, but the machine definitely pulled out all the stops this year. With the never ending ads that spewed hate from our television screens – what kind of impact do you think that had on young people? When they see this – they learn the fallacy that the strong person who is willing to stomp the competition will win.

Consider these headlines – what message does this send to adults and young people…

Barack Obama’s 2012 plan: ‘Kill Romney’

Kill Romney?” – YouTube

The Devastating Bain Ad That Could “Kill” Romney in Ohio

Obama Supporters Threaten To Kill Romney If He Wins Election

‘Kill Romney’: Disturbing Page Appears on Facebook

Secret Service: We’re ‘Aware’ of DNC Delegate’s Threat to ‘Kill’ Romney

The 14 Creepiest Threats to Kill Mitt Romney…Over Food Stamps?

Liberals on Twitter want Hurricane Sandy to kill Mitt Romney

Threats to Assassinate Romney Explode After Debate

That is only the first 2 pages of results and does not include all the posts on Twitter, Facebook and other areas online.

With these kind of messages coming from the most powerful people in the country — what message is being sent to adults and children?

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