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Slayings: What Have We Learned?

Letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press editor: "The patricide-fratricide that happened in Coeur d’Alene freshly haunts us all. Why? How? And after so much love through housing help from St. Vincent de Paul? I will never forget getting chewed out by a farrier because my adolescent son had a horse not worth the trouble of his horseshoes. He went on and on about how people have a horse that isn’t good for anything else and what do they do? They breed it. While I still believe the farrier’s words to be overly harsh and judgmental, I can see his point. Why would someone breed to reproduce when they themselves are unfit or can’t afford offspring? And why are single parents now the norm despite having four times the poverty? Are we becoming a society with the moral compass of farm animals? Where our sole purpose in life is the goal of being a video game couch potato on disability until we feel the need to breed, but still live with mom to avoid paying child support?"/Mike Reno, Post Falls. More here.


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