I am a simple, flawed human being.
A bit archaic, and outdated, and calcified and old-fashioned,and more than a bit biassed if all my standing up meets all my falling downs.
I am sexist.
In that while I am all for free love, and choice, I ultimately believe in 2 sexes, a man and a woman. Whether she and she, or he and he, or he and she. I believe in two sexes.He and She. The attempt to make this center, somehow the abomination… doesn’t work for me.
And your indecision, or confusion, is yours, God keep you and bless you, but I don’t change my use of pronouns, not for you… and not for the world.
We are allowing the confusion of the extreme, to define the conversation of the accepted. And that way lies in madness. No society in the history of the world has every survived the destruction of its center, its base.
And America is no exception
I believe a family is at the crux, a man, a woman, children. I’m not saying its the only type of family, I’m saying it is the center, and we need a center. We need rules, however arbitrary, commonalities, to build a culture on. Driving at 16. Legal at 18. Drinking at 21. We need these standards if only to have something to define against.
I think the nonsense bills that some Democrats and some Republicans are sneaking in under the guise of LBGQT+ is really godawful child abuse of children, foisting choices of gender assignment and choice on children. No those are choices for adults. At those formative years, when they are already a mess of chemicals, is not a time for any child to be making even more choices. They are children because we as adults should provide a structure, not more confusion. Now if in the fullness of time, when they are legal, they seek to part from that center, that foundation, that’s fine. But you give a child stability, a center, not your confusion, and your insecurities.
Too much of these LBGQT+ laws are nothing more than prison culture, 30 years later, made mainstream. The actions of the damaged extreme, if not opposed, becomes the accepted.
Again I don’t care who you love, as long as it is between consenting adults. I do care that policy is being made by the voices of the damaged and confused, and no society can survive, making the interests of the most volatile, the most important.
We need the center. We need stability.
And without it, this nation is doomed.
If That makes me a racist, I’m okay with that. I tend to see race differently than most. I tend to believe we are one race, the human race. Blessed with a variety of colors, and ethnicities, and languages, and factions, but just one race.
And I am racist in that I will oppose any person, any party, any agency, any government that will have the human race… going backwards.
So I am not above…
I am not above rage
And I am not above intolerance.
I try as much as I can to be above hate. And blind unforgiving rage.
Always aware of the truth of the proverb, that those the Gods would destroy they first make mad.
So somedays, I have to hold my breath. I have to hold my breath, and be very still, and very quiet, and let the winds of wrath not settle in, not leak in, not creep in.
Because some days,it is all I can do… not to be very mad indeed. And God knows, America has too many certifiable people to begin with. One more raging fool is not what the world needs.
We need people who can think, before acting and during acting. Who can think about more than themselves.
Children are dying on my watch, on your watch, on our watch.
Children are dying, and people who logically have the power to step this revolving door of madness, by making it costly for these types of atrocities to happen… our government…. in 2005 signed a law making gun manufacturers not liable, not financially touchable, not concerned.
And in the 18 years since that law’s signing the gun manufacturers have gotten richer and mass shootings more prevalent.
I’m a gun owner. A responsible one. I see no problem with stricter laws to make it harder for people who are less responsible, from getting access to weapons of mass destruction. I see no problem with holding culpable gun dealers and gun manufacturers who perhaps fail to use sufficient checks and balances, who are proven in a court of law to be negligent.
Back in 2005, 65 representatives voted to give Gun Manufacturers immunity from monetary responsibility, which is the only responsibility corporations ever really understand. These 65 people, rather than representing the people who voted them into office, and gave them their nice paying jobs, instead used their position to reduce the rights of the very citizens that elected them, and to put the American people at the mercy of Gun Manufacturers.
Which is to say beyond all mercy.
And now children are dying, because 65 people chose for us to do less to save children, and to do more to profit gun manufacturers.
I want you to see their names. Names have power. And bad votes should be remembered. Culpability remembered. And bad laws, repealed.
But that can only happen if we look at the bad law. And the bad representatives who put us here. These representatives and these states failed us 18 years ago by passing this abomination of a law drafted by
Senator Larry Craig’s abomination of a bill has been making it easier for mass shootings in America to continue, by giving corporations no financial incentive to care one way or the other. Were I him, every mas-shooting would weigh on my head, every life lost, every limb maimed. But were I him, I would never have drafted such an abomination to begin with. As if the Gun Manufacturers bought a politician to draft a bill for them.
He is culpable. As are the following representatives and states. It now behooves us, to rectify the failing of a possibly bought congress, by repealing a seemingly bought law.
I leave you with these words from Sandy Hook Promise:
“Each school shooting touches every community across the country and strikes fear into the hearts of parents and children, wondering if they might be next. When will we finally address this epidemic of violence and take action? Undisputed evidence shows that gun violence is preventable, yet instead of using the solutions available to us like Secure Storage, Extreme Risk Protection Orders, Magazine Limits and teaching how to Know the Signs, we move into debate, rhetoric and saying “now isn’t the time”. For the children and adults killed today, in Nashville and in cities across the country, the time is over and we are too late. Our national trauma, anger, and fear must embolden our resolve to take action to end these violent acts. We must reject the notion that gun violence is inevitable – it is preventable – but we must be courageous and take action.”
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And read from Gifford here.