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By Betty Freauf
December 26, 2012

One of the first school shootings I remember happened in the relatively small-town near my birthplace called Moses Lake, Washington in 1996. I lived in a shack without indoor plumbing or electricity and I could see the lights at the military base in Moses Lake across several sections of wheat fields. That was an era when we didn’t lock our homes or our cars. There was a shot gun in the closet and kids were told “don’t touch!” We were taught reading, writing and arithmetic and not brainwashed in the public schools in Early Childhood Development classes that Heather Has Two Mommies. There were no kindergartens. Stay- at- home mother bonded with their children for longer years. If we got in trouble in school, we were in more trouble when we got home. The Christian values of our teachers were the same as the values of our parents. The Ten Commandments were welcome, divorces rare and except for war, fathers were in the home.

Those time-honored traditional elements were missing in the case of the two shootings that took place the week of December 10th It started with the Clackamas Town Center in Portland, Oregon where Jacob Roberts shot two people and injured another and he hadn’t talked to his father in two years. The injured girl is now home from the hospital. Funerals for the other two were held the week of December 17th. Jacob then killed himself when he saw the gun of a young man who had a concealed gun permit was aiming at him.

First responders held training exercises at that Mall earlier this year and they gave much credit to the store owners in the mall for pulling down the steel gates and getting their customers into safe rooms that saved many lives. Even though first responders had been through the training exercises, one thing they didn’t cover. The first shots fired were in the Food Court and the Cheffs ran and didn’t shut off the grills and stoves which could have caused fires to start and sprinklers to go off. This would have further complicated things. Fortunately this did not happen. The Mall was open for business three days later and the crowds were back.

Three days later in Newtown, Connecticut a young man again with no criminal record goes into a school of kindergarteners through fourth grades and kills 12 children (12 girls 8 boys) plus six adults after he shot his own mother at the home. This massacre took the Clackamas Town Center off the front pages of the newspapers. The divorced mother for reasons of her own had an arsenal of weapons worth $2500. Now it’s being reported she was thinking about having Adam institutionalized that may have triggered his response at the school where she’d volunteered. He was addicted to playing violet video games in the basement. At first I wondered if it wouldn’t eventually be revealed that antidepressant drugs would be involved as it was in the past school massacres. Now I find out Adam Lanza was on the drug Fanapt. I noted in my April 29, 2007 article Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and Ritalin that Dr. Ann Blake in her book PROZAC, Panacea or Pandora warned about these dangerous antidepressant drugs. With all this information available, why do the public schools continue requiring certain children (generally boys) to be drugged? Dr. Blake also has a 90-minute audio tape, “HELP! I CAN’T GET OFF MY ANTIDEPRESSANTS!” Check her website.


Visitors were not allowed into the Newtown school without identification. The Health teacher for 15 years at the school reported after the Pledge of Allegiance, the school went into lock down. However, Adam shot out the window and unlocked the door. He was met by a 5’ 2” female administrator – the first to die. I’ve noticed more and more women are taking over administrative roles in the public schools. With the absence of male instructors and administrators, the adolescent male boys become more embolden and may have no fear of a 5’ 2’ female administrator. Proverbs 1:7 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge but fools despise wisdom and instruction” and when God can’t come Himself to reprimand one of these young men, He’ll often send a responsible male (v.8) but today, unfortunately, due to the radical feminist movement, these fatherly figures are absent in many homes so all the more reason to have the females in schools learn how to use a gun. They should throw the “feel good psychobabble” literature out and use “tough love” and while it sounds a little extreme, when a young man is bent on harming others, the kid should be warned “due to the price increase of ammunition…they should not expect a warning shot!”


The Connecticut school shooting brought back memories to us in Oregon about the high school shootings at Springfield, Oregon by Kipland Kinkel – a troubled 15-year old freshman on Ritalin who pulled a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle from underneath his trench coat and started shooting - again, a young man with a brilliant future who killed both of his parents before going to Thurston High to kill others. Then there was Eric Harris at Columbine who was on Prozac. If it wasn’t for Jake Ryker and some other students who wrestled Kinkel to the floor, more would have died that day. Ryker later received the Boy Scouts’ Honor Medal with Crossed Palms in August 1998.

A January 19, 2000 article quoted a psychologist who treated teen-age killer Kinkel before his 1998 high school rampage said at the time that his patient should never have had a gun; however, his father, Bill Kinkel, bought him a 9mm Glock pistol – one of many weapons the youth was to amass before he shot his parents and then killed two Turston High School classmates and wounded 25 others in May 1998. The revelation of the psychologist’s opinion about Kinkel is in a 90-minute documentary that depicts Kinkel as a boy who would set off an explosive charge after a bad day at school and who was frustrated by lacking the athletic prowess of the rest of his family.

In February 2000 on a local TV channel, Kinkel’s housekeeper said she discovered knives and other dangerous things in Kip’s room and told the parents about it. They said they’d handle it. Mental health agencies later tried to seek an appeal for Kinkel. They say the Thurston High school Shooter is schizophrenic and he could be treated, reformed and returned to society when he was no longer considered a threat. Kip is now 30 years old and is in an Oregon prison without a chance for parole.


In all these cases of young men killing, we find they have generally a high IQ. I find all types of blame or excuses but rarely do we hear about any Christian faith – like the commandment that says “Thou Shall Not Kill.” Teacher Beverly Eakman says prospective teachers (including herself) have been taught in their teacher-preparation classes for the past 35 years or more that “high religiosity” is akin to “intolerance” and “inflexibility,” both alleged “markers” for mental illness. Take God out of the public schools and the Devil takes over. Since death education has been taught in the public schools, we’ve seen an expected increase in the mental health industry, pediatricians prescribing anti-depressant drugs to kids and the pharma industry filling them and then we toss in “grief counselors” and it’s beginning to look suspiciously like job security for a bunch of “elite” professionals who should be held accountable.


Dr. Sherri Tempenny, D.O. says within hours of emerging from the womb, a newborn is given a dollop of antibiotics in the eyes, injected with the Hepatitis B vaccine jabbed with Vitamin K shot and more vaccines a couple months later. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, nearly 20% of American children and adolescents suffer from a mental disorder so significant it interferes with their day-to-day life. Under psychiatry’s invented criteria, there isn’t a single normal childhood behavior which doesn’t fall within the broad symptoms which comprise so-called mental illness. Some of the commonly seen psychiatric labels for children are: Attention deficit Disorder (ADD) but more recently called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Minimal Brain Disorder (ID). If for any reason a teacher decides there is a problem with a particular child, there is no way the child can escape “diagnosis.” And the reputation follows him throughout school as one teacher passes the “diagnosis” on to other teachers. Of course, labeling the child insane takes blame away from incompetent teachers.

Mental illness often manifests itself in the late teens to early adulthood. This is what we are facing if we continue to allow the mental health and pharmaceutical industries to run amok, particularly in our schools, since educators are the foot soldiers in this unholy alliance to mold public opinion. NewsWithViews contributor Dave Daubenmire says the world is enveloped in confusion.


The voters in the states of Oregon and Washington have approved “right to die” or “death with dignity” (euthanasia) initiatives but it basically all started with the 1973 Roe vs. Wade deceptive Supreme Court decision which gave the woman the right to kill her baby in the womb. It’s now from the womb to the tomb. The Democrats’ proposed National Health Insurance plan (Obamacare) that former Democrat House Speaker Pelosi said we’ll find out what is in it after it passes dictates medications, treatments and mental health services; determines what coverage an individual will be allowed to have and promotes euthanasia for the elderly or disabled.


A brain surgeon called to the Mark Levine talk show a few weeks ago from his car phone. He’d just attended in Washington, D.C. a conference on Obamacare and said his profession (the most costly) will not be able to help anyone over 70 with Advanced Neuro Surgery. He said as our population gets older the majority of our patients are getting over 70 that still require stroke and aneuryism therapy but he must get permission from a 15-member “death panel” in order to treat them and they only work days and are not available in an emergency room late at night. He indicated he would violate that rule but I’m betting the fines and the threat of possibly losing his medical license will become so severe he’ll eventually be forced to succumb.


President Ronald Reagan in his First Inaugural address observed the growing power of a bureaucratic and intellectual elite. This elite, he argued, was undermining the capacity of people to control what had become, in effect, an unelected government thus it was undermining self-government itself. Like the Founders, Reagan understood human nature to be unchanging – and thus tyranny, like selfishness, to be a problem coeval with human life. Experience had taught the Founders to regard those who govern with the same degree of suspicion as those who are governed- equally subject to selfish or tyrannical opinions, passions and interests.

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Consequently, they did not attempt to mandate the good society or social justice by legislation because they doubted that it was humanly possible to do so. Rather than attempt to create a free society, in which the people themselves could determine the conditions necessary for the good life, they established a Constitutional government of limited power. They placed their trust in the people. Reagan further stated there was no such thing as left or right – Democrats or Republicans. There is only an up or down – up to man’s age-old dream, the ultimate individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant-heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course. The Founders and Reagan both understood in the absence of angels governing men or men becoming angels, limited government remains the most reasonable and just form of government.[1]


Whenever there is a crisis such as we’ve experienced in Newtown, Connecticut, the churches open up and an overflow crowd goes to the churches to pray. Some ask, “Where was God?” The answer is simple: God is the same place he was when his son Jesus was put on the cross. So if God isn’t going to stop the killing, Big Brother will have to step in to try to ban the guns.

� 2012 Betty Freauf - All Rights Reserved


[1] U. of Nevada professor John Marini- Imprimis on Politics (c)2012, p. 21- Hillsdale College

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Betty is a former Oregon Republican party activist having served as state party secretary, county chairman, 5th congressional vice chairman and then elected chairman, and a precinct worker for many years but Betty gave up on the two-party system in 2004.

Betty is a researcher specializing in education, a freelance journalist and a regular contributor to
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President Ronald Reagan in his First Inaugural address observed the growing power of a bureaucratic and intellectual elite. This elite, he argued, was undermining the capacity of people to control what had become, in effect, an unelected government thus it was undermining self-government itself.