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Tragic events last weekend

Monday, January 10, 2011

How tragic was the loss this weekend of the victims of the horrible shooting rampage in Arizona!

This evil act is not about gun control, or the left or the right. It is irresponsible to play the blame game over this shooting rampage by one very sick-minded individual! People should careful injecting opinions about the political discourse of this country. Stop the blame game of the right OR the left. This is one sick young man who did a horrible thing. It is not the gun’s fault! It is not the right’s fault. It is not the left’s fault. It is not talk radio or the fault of Fox News. It is not Keith Olbermann’s fault, although his commentary of the event was over the top and of course he predictably blamed conservatives for the shooting. It is not Sarah Palin’s fault (if Sarah Palin had been the one who was shot, what words would be flying across your screen today?). It is not the Tea Party's fault. And it is not Obama’s fault. It is the fault of the sick-minded man who planned it out and went on a rampage! It is dangerous to play this blame game, unfairly pointing fingers of blame at innocent people.

And, please, the man who did this is not a believer. He is anti-God. He is spiritually lost. As hard as it is, those of us who believe in God, in addition to praying for the victims and their families/friends, should also be praying for Laughner’s soul. He will be punished for this horrific crime against humanity. In the meantime, let cooler heads prevail.

This article on the Weekly Standard website adds some sanity and perspective to this whole thing.
posted by John, 9:11 AM | link | 0 comments |

The left is trying to exploit the tragic shooting for it's own political gain

Sunday, January 9, 2011

What the many on the political left are doing is reprehensible. Look, the shooting of Rep. Giffords and others in Arizona yesterday by a madman was an unspeakable tragedy. But many on the left including Keith Olbermann want to exploit this tragedy to make political points against the right and against the Tea Party. Do people like Olbermann have no shame? I guess not.

Now is the time for us as a nation to come together in the wake of this tragedy. It doesn't matter what political leanings if any the shooter might have had. We all know that there are crazies on both the left and the right. But is it fair to blame a whole class or people over the actions of one madman? Of course it's not.

If the shooter had been an Arab immigrant then I am sure that we would not have heard a peep out of people like Olbermann. But since it happened to be a young white man, then all hell has to break loose. This is such a hypocritical double standard that it is just pitiful.

My heart goes out to all of the families of the victims of this tragedy. And of course I wish a speedy and complete recovery to all of the injured. Let us all pray for them.

And while I'm at it let me say this. After a fair trial, I hope that the crazy shooter is executed. He deserves no less than the ultimate punishment for what he has done.

http://www.politicsdaily.com/2011/01/08/sarah-palin-blamed-by-bloggers-for-shooting-of-gabrielle-gifford/
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