Letter: Americans united against killings
The law enforcement's quick response to the recent tragedies affirms why America is such a great country.
The nation has rallied around the Sikh community in Milwaukee as it did around the victims of Aurora, Colo., "Dark Knight Rises" movie premiere massacre, and the Tucson, Ariz., shooting that injured Gabrielle Gifford in January 2011 and claimed the lives of six.
Americans have taken a united stance against intolerance and depraved indifference those lone gunmen have shown toward society; they have shown compassion for the families of these shooters and the gunmen themselves.
The Sikhs in Milwaukee were quick to forgive Wade Michael Page, just as the victims in Tucson have not sought an eye for an eye from Jared Loughery, instead deciding that his plea agreement is in the best of everyone.
Our differences are what make America such a wonderful country, and these differences are what we celebrate with our outpouring of compassion during these sorrowful times.
I am sure the victims and their families in the temple shooting came to America with such high hopes and aspirations. I know I did. Never did they imagine that their lives would be cut short in such a senseless manner. They sacrificed for a piece of the American dream. I am Sikh in faith and appearance like the people in Milwaukee and elsewhere stands united as Americans. We are, after all, Americans.
Mohinder Singh Ghag