"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dear America

to include our Congress,  the President, and Joe the Average American.

Please STOP.

Now is NOT the time to push forth legislation on weapons.  Keep in mind that a person that is intent on killing has already crossed the threshold on acting as a law abiding citizen.  I welcome debate on gun control both for and against...in a few weeks.

Oh and to those on Facebook, blogs, chatrooms, forums, sending emails, gabbing around the water cooler, and at the grocery...Now is NOT the time to post images with a handgun that say "I'd rather go to my grave never needing my gun, than go there wishing I had it."

Now is not the time to share about the method Timothy McVeigh used to murder 168 Americans.
Now is not the time to discuss the Pearl River MS shooting that was stopped before it happened.

Oh and I forgot my favorite group of Americans...the Twitter Tweeters:

 Tweets, even if you are a professor,  that wish for violence, need to STOP...*caution on these links as the language is filthy.


A parent's worst nightmare is unfolding in real time.  Can we stop the politicizing of Sandy Hook for just a few weeks?

We can get our panties in a twist after the New Year?  How can we be compassionate if the parents of the victims of Sandy Hook see our Facebook pages, and realize we are reduced to sharing images with bold statements...have WE LOST ALL SENSE OF DECENCY?   The children in that school were screaming, weeping, fleeing for their lives, and sadly dying...and before most are laid to rest~we stand to politicize this.


Oh and Congress-before any member wishes to speak on this subject...I do ask you to refrain aside from offering compassion, support, and love.  As  you know your life is protected ever so dearly by the tax dollars of American citizens.  Don't forget you are one of us...and that the value placed on securing your life is and should be what we, your fellow citizens deserve.


Gayle said...

This is the most sensible thing that I have read concerning this horrific act. Everyone just needs to hush and pray for the souls left behind.

Patricia Mathews said...

Thank you a second time for saying this. It is much needed.