Jared Lee Loughner is a murderer, pure and simple. He also had a very serious mental disability that was quite visible if you took just 10 minutes to
watch some of his YouTube videos which clearly depict a man with very incoherent thoughts. What he has done is reprehensible and abhorrent to all sane
If we can agree on that why do we need to push this any further? In less than 24 hours after the event Liberals pounced on Sarah Palin for her
provocative ‘lock and load’ along with her map with a crosshairs on Giffords. Was what Palin did completely immature and lacking of critical
thought? Absolutely and she should apologize for any possible
incitement that might have stemmed from her end.
However this does not legitimize what Liberals have done. You cannot immediately lash out at Conservative talking heads and blame this attempted
murder of a Congresswoman and the murder of 6 innocent people on those who simply speak in a heated tone over the airwaves.
Same goes for those on the right who wish to politicize this event as well. Your argument is completely ungrounded and is completely distasteful. Both
sides should tone down their rhetoric on not only this issue but all the other issues too. Our politics has gotten out of hand and instead of pointing
the finger at the other side about what happened in Arizona how about we come together for the families, this Congresswoman, our democracy, and stand
united against the crimes of this criminal.
No more of this “Obama’s rhetoric caused this” or “Sarah Palin’s rhetoric caused this”. Our nation is trying to heal and we do not need
loud mouths out screaming like this is a kindergarten class. You want to have your rights like adults then you must act like adults.
Everything I have said here also applies to people like Ed Schultz, Bill Maher, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and the rest of the media and politicians who
want to stir the pot to the breaking point. What we should have learned from this event is that calmer heads prevail and nonsensical violent and
pointless heated rhetoric can leave us with a Congresswoman fighting for her life and 6 innocent people dead.
How about you act like mature, respectful, and honorable adults and leave your petty politics at the door. Our nation does not need it and I pray it
does not tolerate it any longer. Enough is enough. We don’t need to take away guns, we don’t need to silence the media, and we don’t need to end
criticism of government officials. What we need right now is not only a reevaluation of how we operate our psychological system in this nation but
also our moral system.
Not morals in the sense of gays or abortion but moral in the sense of respect, cooperation, moderation, and mutual understanding. That is what America
needs not only for this moment in our nation’s history but also from this point forward. We can express our political opinions in the court of
public opinion without the vulgarity and senseless finger pointing, self-expression can be done positively and while we may not like our government or
politicians we should still have respect for all authority.
When you play a game of per se tennis you don’t scream at your opponent if you lose or get mad and storm off. You walk up to them and shake their
hand while congratulating them on a job well done. Did you want that win? Most definitely, but they won. It’s only good sportsmanship to be
respectful of both your allies and your opposition.
*****This shall be a clear warning. If you bring your political rhetoric onto this thread it will be immediately alerted and your post may be removed.
I shall not tolerate that behavior on this thread. So don’t waste the Moderators time.*****
edit on 1/12/2011 by Misoir because: (no reason