Saturday, January 08, 2011

Shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Tucson, Arizona: What a sad day

This is a sad day, indeed. I am furious! This is all a result of the inflammatory language during the last campaign. Anyone who contributed to this language is responsible for this terrible deed today. Language like "2nd Amendment Remedies" from the likes of Sharon Angle, Sarah Palin, AZ Gov. Jan Brewer and others like Glenn Beck are responsible for this. It's that language of hate and intolerance this country has been having to deal with for its 200 plus year past. It's sickening and we had better wake up as a country and stop this stuff in its tracks. Watch who condemns it and who doesn't. Listen to Fox news surrogates in how they characterize Rep. Giffords or the person who did this.

It boils my blood! I am so sorry for the loss of life and for the 18 individuals who were shot and anyone else who was innocently affected. They now report 6 dead so far. What a tragedy. What a disgrace! Anyone who is surprised that this happened has had their head in the sand, these past 9 months. With the bigotry and hate speech by politicians in Arizona, you could have predicted this. The crazies ran in the last election and covered themselves with the Flag and with Guns. They brought guns to political rallies and said they had the right. They have abused that right. Time to revisit laws that restrict the right to bear arms! And don't tell me it wasn't the guns fault, it was the person who had it. What a ridiculous argument by those espousing it, like the NRA, who show their ignorance every time they speak this nonsense.

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Anonymous Kathi Joy said...

Totally agree Charles. My heart aches from today's actions. I fail to understand how promoting hate is in anyone's best interest. It only increases fear and fuels irrational and violent actions. Being a hate-monger is a cheap and volatile practice. Want to get back to the fundamentals of this country? Freedom, Rights and Responsibilities - all three require mature debate, wisdom and stewardship, not violence.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Charles Amico said...

Thanks Kathi. I'm with you on this.

5:46 PM  

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