British MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed in Birstall in Northern England last Thursday. She died from her injuries.
A few days before her death she had written a heartfelt defense of immigration. She was a strong advocate for Syrian refugees, and especially children, and a solution in Syria.
Ms. Cox murderer gave his name as, “Death to traitors, freedom for Britain,” at his first court arraignment.
After the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida last week hundreds of central Floridians lined up around the block of the Blood Center to donate blood. OneBlood has been overwhelmed by the donations.
The accounts of wounded victims in the Pulse nightclub assisting others in the chaos at the risk of their own lives in inspiring!
I think that if I have learned anything in my few years on our planet it would be that life’s problems and issues are not solved with trite simplistic answers. When a leader announces with supreme confidence and braggadocio to, trust them they know what to do, …it is time to question and doubt. When their philosophy is to build walls …prohibit immigrants of certain religions from entering the United States…label a judge as making poor judicial decisions due to his Mexican heritage and then to chasten your own political party and admonish them to, “Be quite and dont say anything”…it is time to question and to doubt the character and ability of the presumptive nominee.
Mass shootings have sadly become so regular in the United States…that they almost seem commonplace or to be expected. I believe in gun rights and the second amendment…but do you really think the founding fathers would react today as our spineless politicians do to the mass carnage wrought by semiautomatic weapons that have only a military purpose?
I have heard all of the NRA arguments that guns do not kill but that people do. Guns are only a tool. I know tools…I have been associated with tools all of my life…tools didn’t kill all of those little children at Sandy Hook Elementary…tools did not murder forty-nine sons and daughters and brothers and sisters…and father’s at Orlando last Sunday.
Over ninety percent of Americans believe that semiautomatic weapons should be banned as they were for over ten years. Are there enough heroes in Congress that will simply reflect the will of their constituency…or is there another constituency that they must adhere to?
If it was your child or grandchild at Sandy Hook…how would you feel?