I have not posted in a few days. The news of our world has just been too tragic. The school massacre in Newtown Conn. has been on my mind and on the minds of many. Before I go on I just have to say how awesome President Obama's speech was this evening during Sunday Night Football. I can't even fathom what Mitt Romney would have said under such circumstances...shudder. For those of you who don't use Facebook, you can be sure it has been lit up the last few days. I posted my feeling there, and will copy it here:
I work at an elementary school and have school age children. I'm stunned, saddened, and maybe even a bit freaked out by today's tragedy. My prayers are with those impacted. But I'm also mad. I keep reading that "now is not the time" and "this is not political". BS! Now is the time and it is all about politics. Hand guns and automatic guns do kill people, they need to be outlawed...now! I a
lso keep reading that if all parents would simply hug their children and let them know that they are loved...the killings would stop. Also BS! Mental illness is a bigger problem than that. Programs for mentally ill need to be funded...fully! I hope this country has reached a tipping point. The NRA had better figure out a way to lead this charge to meaningful gun control or run the risk of becoming irrelevant. And mental illness should not be swept under the rug and given such a stigma. Come on folks, as the slogan for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence says: We are better than this.
See you tomorrow.