Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

“Newtown is a quiet town,” one resident told CBS News. “I’d never expect this to happen here. It’s so scary. Your kids are not safe anywhere.”

“I’ve been here for 11 years,” a teacher at the Sandy Hook Elementary School told the New York Times. “I can’t imagine who would do this to our poor little babies.”

All this is so painful to see, so heart-wrenching. I look at my own children — including my little 8 year old — and then look at all the grieving parents on TV and mourn for them, trying to understand what they are suffering right now. I’m praying for the Lord to comfort and heal all those traumatized by what happened in Newtown. But as I do I can’t help but think about the trendlines and the dark trajectory our nation is on. It’s not just “the economy, stupid.” We are, in many respects, in…

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