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Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

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"Guns and schools. You doubtless insist they don't mix, but alas, the brute fact is that many of our youth rather vehemently disagree with you: lots of young people these days have decided to bring guns to school, and to fire them at their classmates and teachers. You know this; I know you do. You know this because you tune into the news, at least every now and then. And so you've seen the blood, the bodies, the swat teams, the emotionless shooters in handcuffs and under escort, and so on. Now. I also know something else about you: I know you think that it's morally wrong for students to shoot other students. Well, let's suppose that you're absolutely, positively right: let's suppose that it is morally reprehensible for one student to shoot another. A question still remains: namely, Why not shoot nonetheless? I submit to you that this is a question our culture no longer wants to ask, because it no longer has an answer.

- "Why Not Shoot?," Selmer Bringsjord http://www.rpi.edu/~brings/, March 23, 2001

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File Name: why_not_shoot_selmer_bringsjord20010323 (970 words)

- "Why Not Shoot?," Selmer Bringsjord http://www.rpi.edu/~brings/, March 23, 2001

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Abstract: http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/why_not_shoot_selmer_bringsjord20010323_abstract.htm

File Name: why_not_shoot_selmer_bringsjord20010323 (970 words)

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