Saturday, January 8, 2011

Tragic Shooting in Tucson

It's hard not to say something about the brutal shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. I agree with Sheriff Dupnik: This is a time for reflection on who we are as a nation. We've never been so polarized. I believe the "the vitriolic rhetoric" Dupnik was referring to in his statement was aimed squarely at the likes of Fox News, especially Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

Someday, people will begin to realize that it may be OK for someone to wail for hours "Obama and the Socialists are tearing down our country...why won't someone stop these terrorists in our government??...liberals and gays are raping our country, why doesn't anyone stop them?" as long as the viewing audience is not mentally disturbed, but when this crap is viewed by someone who is mentally disturbed, then the outcome is tragic.

Think I'm off-base? The shooting suspect had these traits: a) had an obsession with the letter of the Constitution; b) spoke of "current treasonous laws"; c) spoke of "currency not backed by gold"; d) mentioned "illegal illiterate pigs"; e) had a sense of paranoia toward the government.

Doesn't this rhetoric sound familiar?


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