By William Charles Yates II
It seems we Americans have this uncanny ability to create a problem, let it fester to epidemic proportions, then panic and collectively demand something be done. We then proceed to convene committees, fund studies and enact a bunch of laws and regulations that punish law-abiding citizens and do nothing but perpetuate the problem.
It is clear that we have a problem. We cannot continue to send our children to school with targets on their backs while demented people use them as expendable steps to some sort of misguided path to become famous.
Yates, of Pulaski, is an air space quality engineer for Space Systems/Loral in Palo Alto, Calif.