Praying the Kid Comes Home…
We worry about their grades, their clothes, their friends, and all the things that we’ve always worried about.
Now, we also worry whether they will come home alive.
It takes a village to raise a child, but only one disturbed person with an assault weapon to wipe out the village and the child.
If some deadly virus were wiping out our kids with this sort of regularity our people and our government would move heaven and earth to stop it’s spread and find a cure.
However, after each new crop of caskets we talk about all the reasons we can do nothing about this situation.
The pious take their Bible off the gun safe and tell us it’s a sin problem.
If only everyone knew Jesus…
Not everyone does and not everyone will, so our hands are tied.
We should have left God in the schools, damn it.
Some will tell us that we must protect the Second Amendment at all costs because we never know when we will have to join a well regulated militia to take on the most powerful military in the world.
Our freedom depends on being armed.
We can’t touch that…
Mental health services cost money and that money would come from taxpayers and we need to spend that money on the military (that we may someday have to join a well regulated militia to fight).
Taxation is theft, anyway, damn it.
America has finally found the one thing it cannot do anything about.
The slaughter of our own kids.
The unspoken truth is that they are collateral damage necessary to protect more important things, the most important of which is political expediency.
So…everyday I wake up and pray that my godson and his friends will survive another day in school…because just like after another massacre, all we have are thoughts and prayers.
The truth as I see it is that if we don’t have the heart or will to do something about this, none of us have a prayer at all.
If the most precious asset we have isn’t worth saving, neither are the rest of us.
“Collateral damage” has a way of broadening it’s scope.
A reporter just tweeted this…”David Hogg, a high school student who survived the Florida shooting, just looked directly into the camera and made this plea to members of Congress: “We are children. You guys are the adults. Work together, come over your politics, and get something done.”