I've heard it said that all it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.
So in 1998 there was the Columbine massacre...we did nothing
then there was "the beltway sniper"... no response
the Virginia Tech massacre... nothing
Fort Hood... no response
Carson City IHOP ...nothing
Tucson Mall (Gabby Giffords)... we did nothing
the Aurora Colorado movie theatre massacre...nothing
the Clackamas Mall...still we did nothing
Now the children (and the adults who loved and defended them) in Sandy Hook senselessly murdered, with a military assault weapon.
What will it take for us to stand up and say no more?
No more assault weapons on our streets.
No more free access to weapons of any kind without a background check.
No more school shootings (there have been 31 since Columbine) in our society.
If our ( so-called ) representatives like John Kline, Amy Klobuchar, Al Franken don't have the conscience and the backbone to stand-up for our children, then I suggest we replace them with someone who will, as soon as possible.
There is no more time to wait ! Now is the time to do what we can. Stand-up, speak out. Tell the President, our Senators, and our Congressman. what you think about this, and what you want them to do about it. Now, Now is the time to act !
If not now, when would it be more appropriate ? What will it take for us to act ?
I guess we all have to answer this for ourselves.
God Bless the families in Connecticut, God bless us all to do the right thing in response to it.