Monday, December 17, 2012

Lesson's From Tragedy ... do we learn or do we keep our eyes closed and pretend it will just go away

Tiny Angels

Tiny Angels rest your wings
sit with me for awhile.
How I long to hold your hand,
And see your tender smile.
Tiny Angel, look at me,
I want this image clear....
That I will forget your precious face
Is my biggest fear.
Tiny Angel can you tell me,
Why you have gone away?
You weren't here for very long....
Why is it, you couldn't stay?
Tiny Angel shook his head,
"These things I do not know....
But I do know that you love me,
And that I love you so". Author Unknown


Friday like many of you I was at work, when I heard about the shooting in Connecticut. As a grandmother and mother I was shaken and horrified that anyone sane or otherwise would think that it was acceptable to do something like that to innocent children.My heart and prayers go out to the family's who lost loved ones in such a horrible way just days before Christmas. My niece lives close by there now, and I  couldn't help but be thankful that her infant son is too young for school yet. Or be thankful my own 8 year old was safe.  
As I have listened to people respond I am amazed at the train of thought we have come to as a people. Blaming the gun manufacturers for the shooting? “No Glock & Sig Sauer did not barge into a school and kill innocent children. Nor would any other gun manufacturer. Frankly it's kind of pathetic to blame a real problem on the guns or their makers.
People use the brains god gave you, crack is illegal, meth is illegal, there are certain types of bullets that are illegal yet the bad people still manage to get them. More laws restricting gun ownership is the last thing we need. It really won't solve the problem.  
Others feel sympathy for the psychological issues this young man  had that would make him do such a horrific thing, and believe that we need to extend our psychological programs for the mentally disturbed. Here is the thing, all the outreach programs in the world are not going to make someone take the medicine they may need to stay in touch with reality.In this country we can not force them to, we made that choice. Also if they do not ask for help and stay under the radar no one would know there was a problem until it was too late.
The other option was over the top, put a fence around our schools (like a prison) and metal detectors, so that anyone coming in or out had to go to a holding pen to pick up their kids or come into the school. (Like a prison)Hmm this idea doesn’t deserve comment.
The President has come out and said we can't allow this anymore. Yes for once I agree with him, but here is where I may offend a few & differ from the president. If I do sorry.

1. If you are sick enough in the head to walk into a public area and open fire on innocent people you should forfeit your rights as an American Citizen, (you're not acting like one or respecting anyone’s right to live, or live without fear  so you  don't deserve those rights).

2. When you forfeit those rights you lose the right to a lawyer, a trial, and to get off by reason of insanity. You frankly do not deserve the mercy you did not show your victims. Oh yes and you also lose the right to waste hundreds and thousands of dollars on appeals for what you did.

3. You deserve less mercy than you chose to show others, and if you are mentally ill I frankly do not want you locked up in an institution some place where you can get out in a few years like Hinkley did after trying to kill President Reagan. You also don't get to sit in prison like Charlie Manson is while we all support your butt.



 4. If you hold life in such disregard and you are caught red handed, and identified you deserve to be immediately taken out and hung until dead.

Your end is closure . These people doing these things have gotten so out of hand that maybe it is time we stop being tree hugging liberals and start being the Americans we are willing to be when facing terrorists from other countries. There should be no mercy or excuses,deal with the problem two or three times and odds are those senseless attacks will drop dramatically. 
Stop allowing killers to get off, on the ground of humanity! There actions are not those of a civilized human being. There brutality is not culturally acceptable in any culture. I believe in the sanctity of life, and that each of us has a responsibility to look out for each other. These individuals do not value life, they do not care about who they hurt, and it will happen over and over until we wake up and stop them in their tracks.

The consequence has to equal the crime or we will all remain victims of the violence blossoming in our country.





For those who are offended by this post, don't read it. That is your choice.
If you think the idea has merit start a petition, get the signatures and push as hard as you can for change. NO loopholes, no excuses justice & punishment should fit the crime. Not excuse it.

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