Sunday, January 9, 2011
The Evil of the Tucson Shootings and the Sadness of Those Who Seek Political Gain From It
“I am horrified by the violent attack on Representative Gabrielle Giffords and many other innocent people by a wicked person who has no sense of justice or compassion. I pray for Gabby and the other victims, and for the repose of the souls of the dead and comfort for their families. I beg our loving Creator to spare the lives of those who are still alive, heal them in body and spirit, and return them to their loved ones.
Whoever did this; whatever their reason, they are a disgrace to Arizona, this country and the human race, and they deserve and will receive the contempt of all decent people and the strongest punishment of the law.” – Senator John McCain
After having read Senator McCain's statement, I was quite appalled at then reading Judson Phillips statement of Tea Party Nation,
“While we need to take a moment to extend our sympathies to the families of those who died, we cannot allow the hard left to do what it tried to do in 1995 after the Oklahoma City bombing.”
I could not believe that in such an instance as this that Mr. Phillips would issue such a statement and in that statement refer to a matter of politics. It struck me as not only highly inappropriate but rather disgraceful. Although I continue to be appalled, after much sniping from the left for seemingly political grandstanding reasons from such detestable people as Keith Olbermann and Paul Krugman, I now understand that Phillips' statement had merit, and sadly, I can at least fathom why he would have said it.
No decent person, regardless of political persuasion, would want or encourage this evil. Making this a political issue associated with and “supported” by an ideology that encompasses nearly half of the American populace by their political adversaries for political gain is SICK and completely unfounded! Those who think this evil is condoned by ANY American should be ashamed accordingly.