We are a nation of quick fixes, and that is one reason why the issue of Sandy Hook, Columbine, and others have taken place. Think about it for a moment. Rather than find the reason for things that are wrong, we immediately jump to the quick fix rather than find the reason why. For example, if you go to the doctor with a pain, they prescribe a pill rather than find the reason for the pain.
However, according to Michael Moore, there are three others; poverty, fear/racism, and the fact we are a "me" nation. A lot of what he says makes a great deal of sense and I believe in many aspects he is right, especially about the fear thing. I have blogged about this before and I firmly believe it is one of the main reasons our nation experiences more instances of gun violence than any other nation in the world.
All of those things cannot be fixed quickly and will take time - possibly generations of time - before anything is changed and we see a difference. But I believe if our country is to move forward we need to implement things that will make a change now. So for Christmas and for your New Year's resolution maybe look at how you can take steps to turn things around. If you want to keep the reason for the season in your heart, you have to make room by removing hate. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.