Monday, January 10, 2011

Free Speech won't be Stifled

Chapel of the Virgin at Subiaco_Samuel F.B. Morse


It appears that the leftists and their press minions are out to stifle free speech in the wake of the horrible murders in Arizona on Saturday. A 22 year old man shot and killed a 10 year girl, a Federal Judge and four others along with seriously wounding a sitting US House Representative. The left is complaining that speeches and words used by conservative personalities like Sarah Palin, Sharon Angle, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck caused this young man to go and shoot these people. People that normally use their common sense know this is a bunch of poppycock. The young man that drew out a weapon and shot those people was mentally ill and I see those that say anyone or anything else is at fault other than this young man have mental problems of their own and should seek help for themselves.

The congresswoman that was shot was considered to be a moderate "blue dog" democrat and has been reviled as a traitor to many on the left if you go and read their posts over at the places they normally post before all this happened. Yet no one in the leftist press seems to make a note of that because it does not fit into their template and political agenda. Well, those of us that use our god given common sense do not blame the extremist left for this catastrophe but blame the person that was standing there pulling the trigger killing and wounding those people.

Of course everyone of you that have been around the block a few times and understand how things work understand that this catastrophe was going to somehow be politicized, it's inevitable and predictable. The gun control freaks will be coming out of the woodwork to ban this and that kind of gun. The leftist press will try and lay blame to all this because of too much speech. The rest of us will go on with our lives and some will utter a prayer or two for the families of those that died but life will go on and the struggle for freedom will continue unabated. I offer here my own prayers for the families because they are victims of the gunman and now the babbling nitwits trying to lay the blame on everyone but the person that caused this whole catastrophe.

Dearest Jesus, who wept at the death of your friend
and taught that they who mourn shall be comforted,
grant us the comfort of your presence in our loss.
Send Your Holy Spirit to direct us
lest we make hasty or foolish decisions.
Send Your Spirit to give us courage
lest through fear we recoil from living.
Send Your Spirit to bring us your peace
lest bitterness, false guilt, or regret take root in our hearts.

The Lord has given.
The Lord has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Amen.

2 comments:

Mike's America said...

Unfortunately, though the vast majority of people understand that the right had nothing to do with this tragedy, the outcry from the left will leave an indelible, subliminal mark on the mind of the public.

While most people reject the fingerpointing, they will look more criticially now at Palin, Rush Limbaugh etc.

That's how the big lie works. You don't have to believe it for it to be damaging.

And as I have said repeatedly, the saddest thing about the disgraceful conduct of Democrats in politicizing this is that it takes the focus off addressing the REAL problem which is the difficulty in getting people who are KNOWN to be mentally ill to get the help they need.

Jennifer Gallagher said...

Yes, Mike the democrats are the first to point fingers but when it actually comes down to solutions they do nothing but make excuses. The mentally ill are the victims of because the democrats are so busy taking care of their constituencies they ignore the problems of the mentally ill, the people that need the most help.