Our nation still reels from the shocking events that took place in Connecticut on Friday, where 27 people were slain by a mad young man, 26 at a school, 20 of them children aged six or seven.
It is a tragedy that defies words and logic. Our President tearfully vowed change will come as a result, and his side of the aisle will follow in lock step behind him. The problem is; will that other side of the aisle join him or oppose him? The National Rifle Association are big players in the GOP, and I’m sure they will want to safeguard against what they may consider a power grab by the President. And it’s quite right for a political process to have checks and balances.
Obama’s speech on Friday reminded me of how President Reagan consoled the country on another equally sad day on January 28, 1986 when the space shuttle Challenger exploded. It didn’t matter what “team” you were on, you found the words soothing. We all lost on that January day in ’86, just as we all lost once more on Friday.
I don’t know what the future holds, and I hope sanity and common ground will prevail when we answer the questions of how we can all prevent shootings like these from occurring. All I know is that 28 people have touched the face of God, way before their time.
I’m getting tired of seeing these kind of incidents.
It needs to stop.
It needs to stop NOW.