IS IT TRUE that our nation’s capital was shaken yesterday when a lone gunman opened fire on a group of Republican members of congress and staffers who were practicing for a baseball game against Democrats that is played annually for charity?…for the first time in a long time there was bi-partisan agreement that charity is good and that shooting randomly at people is bad?…if our elected leaders can’t agree on those two things we had just as well close up shop and Balkanize into a dozen independent republics?…for one day out of what seems like years partisan bickering, juvenile name calling, and outright lies did not dominate the mainstream media reports?…it took a sick hate monger with intent to kill to get congress to treat each other with respect in a civil manner?
IS IT TRUE that is about as far as the kindness goes because once the shooter’s identity was known a quick search of his Facebook page revealed a deeply seated hate for President Donald Trump and anyone associated with the Trump administration?…the full of hate shooter was a 66 year old Caucasian from Belleville, Illinois (near St. Louis) who had been a vocal supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign?…he also advocated to raise taxes on the so called “rich” up to levels of 70%?…more importantly the shooters own words calling for Trump and the Republicans to be “taken out” should have and could have been sufficient reason for law enforcement to knock on his door for a heart to heart talk about posting such things?…the shooter has paid the price for his actions with his life?…one can only ask what pushed this person over the edge to attempt to become a mass murderer?
IS IT TRUE we wonder if he found inspiration from entertainer Kathy Griffin holding up an effigy of President Trump’s severed head or if he had become empowered by watching the New York City production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar where a President Trump look alike was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate for entertainment?…we wonder if this supposedly quiet guy who stayed to himself was inspired to attempt to kill by watching the barbaric hoards of anti-Trump protests that destroyed property, tossed projectiles at those who think differently, and shouted down free speech at the place where free speech was born?…that one thing is becoming obvious and that is that civility, tolerance, respect for the constitution, and even embracing basic human rights is under attack from a faction of American society that is so consumed with hate for President Trump that they have forgotten where they came from and rejected what they have professed to believe in?
IS IT TRUE that things my get worse in America before they get better unless the lies and rejection of differing opinions are ceased?…from many people’s perspectives, the supporters of Hillary Clinton who labelled Trump supporters as deplorable based on their opinions are the ones who are in the streets committing deplorable acts of violence?…the seal of the State of Kentucky says “United We Stand, Divided We Fall?”…unless mutual respect and love for ones fellow citizen without regard to ideology return, we are headed for a great big fall?…the CCO says “come one people, we are better than that so let’s prove it by stopping the hateful speech and violent actions?”
Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that that its time for individuals to mutually respect and love one another without regard to ideology?
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