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By Robert Seborer

Violence is in the culture

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

If the tragic shooting in Arizona comes as a surprise to some, may I suggest that you have not been paying attention to what has happened to our entire culture.

The United States of America has become a very violent country. This violence is not just coming from mentally deranged people. It comes from the highest levels and works its way down. When politicians use imagery like gun scope crosshairs and talk of reloading to confront opponents, as Sarah Palin did, only a small part of the problem is exposed.

We spend more than the rest of world on production of weapons, which are designed to kill people. We are using these weapons to kill or intimidate people...

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