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Author: Jeffrey Harlan

Where will the violence at Columbine carry us? Take up the cross and guide your children

Originally published in the Fullerton College Hornet, Vol. 78, Issue 23; 28 Apr 1999

The Columbine High School massacre has left the nation scarred.

It is a sensitive topic. I felt revulsion at the thought of teenagers murdering one another. I felt anger that firearms were used to inflict such senseless violence.

The fault lies not with the guns. The fault is with those who pulled the trigger.

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Our rights are old but valid: A government by and for the people is no longer an option

Originally published in the Fullerton College Hornet, Vol. 78, Issue 22; 21 Apr 1999

In 1948, George Orwell warned of the constant threat of oppression by our fellow human beings in his novel, “1984.” The lessons presented in Orwell’s novel still ring true 51 years later.

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Government overstepping bounds: Our inalienable rights are being taken away

Originally published in the Fullerton College Hornet, Vol. 78, Issue 17; 3 Mar 1999

“A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”

These 26 words have helped safeguard the citizens of this country and kept us from becoming subjects in a dictatorship many times over the last 200 years.

Those same words are in jeopardy from a government that is threatened by the people’s knowledge of their rights.

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