Letter to the Editor

Maybe Ted Bundy wasn't such a bad guy

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Dear Editor,

I've recently been studying the mindsets and personalities of notorious criminals and not surprisingly, Ted Bundy surfaces at the top of the list repeatedly.

This charming young man was educated and well spoken, to meet him in person, I've been told, was to be subdued by his compelling nature. Even law enforcement agents were overcome by his ability to portray a well-intended young man.

The truth, however, was that this charming individual was responsible for the demise of over 30 young women, as young as 12 years old. He was smart enough, charming enough, and at least on the surface, a well adjusted, socially acceptable young man, but was deplored by nearly every American that knew his name and story.

The killing of young women was an outrage, and if that wasn't bad enough, he was responsible for the death of a 12-year-old girl which seemed to enrage not only Americans but constituents of many foreign countries.

Who could ever state that "Ted Bundy wasn't such a bad guy"?

Fast forward to 2019, the setting … New York … 40 years after a nation sat on the edge of their seats, awaiting the verdict of Ted Bundy's trial … another court made a decision … The verdict?… Approval of third-term abortions.

The loss of morals is evident when a county can be totally opposed to the killing of the innocent, and four decades later approve AND LEGALIZE the killing of not just the innocent, but the killing of children, children that haven't even had a chance to prove their own worth.

Not because they have done wrong, but often times because the parents have chosen to recklessly engage in prolific activity without regard to the outcome.

The answer to unwanted children is to kill them … Immoral?… You decide … And now there is talk of infanticide, the act of killing a born child should an abortion go wrong.

My heart weeps for those without the compassion for others, as it does so much for their victims.

Perhaps Ted Bundy wasn't such a bad guy… but just ahead of his time … I for one hope to think that he was actually a monster, after all … He did kill a lot of innocent people, but apparently today, that isn't frowned upon … Does that mean Mr. Bundy's capital punishment was unjust … So it would seem.

Brett Schmidt,

via email

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  • you must be an idiot bret how can you sta that bundy was an good guy you must be sick in the head

    -- Posted by BTWinecleff on Tue, Feb 5, 2019, at 5:20 PM
  • Wow, did you even READ the article BT? Brett was likening those that choose third term abortions to Ted Bundy.

    I agree Brett, third term abortions are selfish EVEN if you you don't disagree with abortion. The issues with disabilities is found through protein tests in the first term. I personally don't think abortion is a moral option but if you do, why wait until the third term?

    I can't understand how ending the life of a human being is legal, regardless the parental opinion. Perhaps a battered woman wishes to end the life of her significant other because she feared for the safety of her children and herself, if she killed her significant other.... She would be facing murder charges... But infanticide is ok? What is this world coming to?

    -- Posted by Nick Mercy on Tue, Feb 5, 2019, at 9:09 PM
  • america was made so people have options who says that they cant do what they want i dont get what you saying brett are you saying it's ok to murder or what

    -- Posted by BTWinecleff on Wed, Feb 6, 2019, at 6:23 PM
  • BTW,

    I believe that Brett is attempting to say that if it's ok to end a child's life, how can it not be ok to end anyone else's life as well?

    It's a compelling argument Brett makes, the door can't swing both ways. You can't choose to end a child's life just because that child is yours, this is evident as a parent can not currently end a toddler's life legally without charges, so how would infanticide ever be leagal and moral for that matter.

    Brett, if I speak out of order, please correct me, I certainly don't want to put words in your mouth.

    -- Posted by PensiveObserver on Wed, Feb 6, 2019, at 10:03 PM
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