The Sandy Hook tragecy -- a horrifying sacrifice of lambs in the most horrific scene of gun violence our nation has ever witnessed, had to have happened for a reason. These children can't have died in vain. It had to have happened in order to wake us up. How can anyone in Congress -- Democrat or Republican -- vote against their conscience? How can anyone vote against common sense gun control? How can anyone vote against universal background checks and a limit on military assault weapon sales?
Is it really fear driving you or "eye for an eye" renegade justice? Tell the truth. I hear enough on late night talk radio, even on Coast to Coast, about storing food and building bunkers. Since Timothy McVeigh there has been an anti-government fear mongering that is way out of control. Obviously you can't be following Christ if you are living in fear and storing up "treasures on earth" even if it's just corn in silos.. or weapons. This is surreal. It's all in your head. You are not living life at all if you are in fear. Love casts out fear. Haven't you heard?
If I believed in evil, which I don't as an objective force -- it is obvious that anyone who is against background checks and banning weapons of mass destruction that are hand-held - is walking the edge.
Every show on TV glorifies violence. Primitive men slashing each other. We seem to have a blood lust that won't quit. My theory is that we are snowballing toward violence so we can find that nothing else will satisfy us but the OPPOSITE OF VIOLENCE. Today in Court where I had to renew my restraining order against the most mallicious stalker, But my job is to not even think of this man. He is nothing. I have to turn the other cheek and see no enemy. I have no enemies. There are no enemies.
The gun lobby, like all powerful lobbies, represents the GUN MANUFACTURERS. There is no moneyed interest in "banning assault weapons." There is no moneyed interest in "background checks." Follow the money: there is TONS OF MONEY in the NRA GUN LOBBY. It is backed by corporate interests. The gun lobby, like the oil or pharamceutical lobbies, has one prime motive: profit for the gun manufacturers. They make millions of dollars as a collective whose one purpose is to make money for the manufacturers of guns!!
Several people had the nerve to dispute my idea that the gun lobby makes a profit off promoting guns in every form -- guns, guns, and more guns.
I have to ask them: what is the purpose of a lobby? Answer that.
I will never vote for anyone who backs down off common sense legislastion to at least consider a ban on ASSAULT WEAPONS and to institute and enforce UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.
I am a mother. Mothers raise the future grownups of our society and most mothers I know, have the interests of all our young people at heart. The more guns on the street the more accidents. The easier it is to use a gun for a temporary problem. It's a permanent solution.
Who on earth could promote such an ugly weapon of mass destruction as an assault weapon or AK-47? Why even talk about it?
Love is everywhere. The more you look for good, the more you will find it. That is my mission now. I love all my friends, even those who are brainwashed by the gun pushers and the drug pushers.
There is an easier, softer way. Love one another. Or at least soften the blows by laughing together. We should all be learning new ways to get along by simply listening to each other, and deflecting the anger with humor.
I try to turn every tragedy in my life into comedy. And what I most want is for our young people to get their innocence back. We need to be inspired again -- to enjoy life and this beautiful universe!
30 DAYS TO TRANSFORMATION: Get your thoughts right, and everything else will follow. What you focus on GROWS! Each day when you wake up, take a pad and paper and make a list of things you are grateful for, even if it is just that you woke up! You have hands, a pen, eyes to see... or a roof over your head. Add 5 new things each day, or one new thing to be grateful for each day. Do this for 30 days. YOUR ENTIRE LIFE WILL CHANGE. Depression will be gone. I promise you, you will have a healing if you fill your thoughts with the ideas and things you love or want --- and the things you are grateful for.
When we withdraw our attention from our enemies, they expire from neglect.
Death may be sexier than sex to Ann Coulter and the bigots and haters, but not to normal Americans.
DEATH IS NOT SEXIER THAN SEX - as I wrote to Ann Coulter once.
It boggles the mind that anyone can dare call them a follower of Christ and brag about their guns.
You don't find it a bit eerie that Sandy Hook and Superstorm Sandy share a common name? One may have had a hand in turning the tide for Obama's election win because it makes sense that disaster victims receive government help via FEMA funding. Who else is going to step in out of the philanthropy of their heart besides the American people? Red Cross donations, which we all contribute to I'm sure, can't possibly cover all the losses in a major disaster like Hurricane Katrina or Supertorm Sandy. This is where Federal Emergency Aid has to come through.
On the other side — all those haters of taxes (even taxes that fund our common good and vital community needs such as public education, clean water, firefighters, police, highways, etc.) WERE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY with their unwillingness to raise revenue and not just demand tax cuts!
What a bizarre time to be greedy. The candidate with the desire to help disaster victims via federal aid (FEMA) was the one that won the election. Superstorm Sandy seemed like it fell out of the sky, which it did. Having taxpayer disaster relief was only common sense. There is no private corporation rushing to provide disaster clean up and free housing to victims, because there is no profit to be made. Who is going to pay for it? Only the American taxpayer. There are certain things we all need in order to have a living, breathing, viable society -- we all need to help each other in our common welfare. The military, for example.
Our common welfare is not the dirty, socialistic term half the country thinks it is, think it is after 30 years of listening to Rush Limbaugh (who "earns" $45 million a year to spew hatred and hate speak and to bully good people that happen to be women or God forbid "liberals.") Our common welfare is the things we share. We share the public highways; we share the water supply. We share the air we breathe. We share the risk of fire damage to our homes. Our government OF the people, by the people and FOR the people. Our military, our public schools, highways, police, fire, clean water - all help the common good. Paying taxes to help our society function and thrive, instead of cutting social security and medical services is the only way to have a healthy society. Stop living in fear and stop listening to talk radio unless it is loving and cheerful and FUN!