Friday, February 16, 2018

Blessings for Parkland: We can do better

I ache for the people of Parkland, Florida. So many beautiful children murdered, so much potential lost, and so many people left without their loved ones. This is horrible!

This isn't the first time this has happened, and yet as a people we have not spoken up or acted well enough to end this carnage. We have to be strong about this--we have to speak up and out relentlessly to change laws and make it virtually impossible for any average citizen to buy weapons like this shooter used, and laws that prevent any unstable person from owning guns.

The news everyday has reports about children who are not well cared for and are hurt. Many have lost sight of how to take care of our communities beginning with children, the elderly, and most vulnerable. We can be a kinder, gentler, more loving and caring country.

I made a few donations last night to groups that will fight against the NRA's relentless support of allowing anyone to own any kind of gun. If you look at their ads, you will notice that what they forward is not positive and evidence of the greed and insensitivity of those who make big money from these sales.

I will also continue to stand up and against any leaders that take money from the NRA--those leaders essentially have blood on their hands and are to blame in part for these horrible murders. They support a lobby that puts guns in the hands of the mentally ill and violent individuals.

Further I will stand up for safety in my own community--we can do better, all of us.