We all suffered to some degree following the shootings in Parkland, Florida on Valentine's Day, particularly the high school students there. Their pain is legitimate, their solution to the problem is not. Any time we have a disaster like this, the left likes to point fingers at assault weapons, the FBI, the NRA, and their favorite target, Mr. Trump. In other words, everyone but the shooter himself. This knee-jerk reaction is obviously done for political purposes and addresses merely the symptoms, not the root problem.
As the wheels of justice grind to a halt by the powers that be, our society is fast approaching a breaking point. A breaking point from which there is really no return. More children with guns and the willingness to carry out horrific acts of violence have put our way of life in grave jeopardy. Serious questions have to be asked, and yet no one has been asking the right ones. What we should be asking is what has happened to a society which has gone from an era of moralistic virtues where our youth who played with toy guns but respected the danger that real guns posed, to today where our youth are getting hold of semi- and automatic weapons which have no place being available to adults let alone our youth.
The horrific news of 17 children and adults being shot has drawn together some incredibly motivated and articulate people. Thousands of miles away, I wake daily to the news of the growing momentum in these campaigns for and against firearms.
Guns are made to kill. Nothing more nothing less.
Seagulls squawking for freedom.
The 2018 senate race in Texas is starting to get into full swing. Most political experts have declared that the Republican candidate, Ted Cruz, seems like the probable winner. He's an incumbent and a member of the dominant party so to many it appears that he already has the race in the bag. But the Democratic candidate, Beto O'Rourke, is starting to give the accused Zodiac Killer a lot of reason to worry.
For nearly 242 years, The United States of America has been regarded as the proud, independent rebel nation of the West. Millions journeyed from Europe and the Old World to lay eyes upon what would come to be known as the, "New Rome." But what made the young nation the place to be? It surely wasn't the brutal New England winters or the swamp land in the the South that made it worth crossing thousands of miles of water to reach America's golden shores. It was the proposition that, "All men are created equal" that made these United States worth dying for.
It wasn't that long ago when my sister told me she didn't understand why the Toronto pride parade is a thing. To be fair, her argument was that there isn't a set of demands from people in the pride parade. I guess what she really was trying to ask was why is the pride parade happening if it isn't a protest.
To understand why it's not possible to "drain the swamp," you first have to go back and understand how the swamp came to be in the first place.
I believe that I was brought up with an open mind. My parents are two polar opposites in terms of opinion, politics, likes and dislikes, meaning I could always see the other persons point of view, though empathy came when I grew and experienced the world for myself. And one thing I noticed about the inhabitants of our little ball of dirt; why are we always angry about something?