The horrible event in Tucson, Arizona resulted in a media frenzy that brought out how ugly things can get when the wrong line of thinking is put out. It was almost like a feeding frenzy for putting out whatever one can get a hold of, suppositions, blames which moved the emotions of the majority of Americans.
The news has to pique people's interest and they did but sometimes unfortunately with helping the wrong rhetoric and fanning the blame game. Unlike the Ft. Hood shootings where the American were being told not to play the blame game by the main stream media, this one was quite the opposite. Why is that? It seemingly depends on their agenda as to who is to be blamed or not.
But then here comes Sarah Palin with her video and she rightfully points out with a reminder from Ronald Reagan truths that needs to come out. Quit playing the blame game which eventually leads to more of our rights as lawful citizens being taken away because of the hate that is unfortunately in some people of society. There is nothing new under the sun and we can learn from the past and react in the right way with reason and clarity. Thank you Sarah for letting the light of truth shine. May God bless you and may God bless America. Here are excerpts from her speech:
"...Our exceptional country so vibrant with ideas and passionate exchange and debate of ideas--its a light to the rest of the world. Congresswoman Gifford and her constituents were exercising their right to exchange ideas that day to celebrate our republics core valuesand peacefully assemble to petition our government...
Pres Reagan said we must reject the idea that everytime a law is broken society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that that each individual is accountablefor his actions. Acts of mounstorus criminality stand on their own. They begin and end with the criminals who commit them, not collectively with all the citizens of those of a state...not with those who listen to talk radio,... ,not with law abiding citizens that exercise their first amendment rights in campaign rallies, not with those who proudly voted in the last election. The last election was all about taking responsibility for our country's future.
There are those who claim to say political rhetoric is to blame...
Public discourse and debate isn't a sign of crisis... it is part of why America is exceptional!
No one must be deterred from speaking up and speaking out in peaceful dissent. And we certainly must not be deterred by those who embrace evil and call it good. And we will not be stopped from celebrating the greatness of our country and our foundational freedoms by those who mock it's greatness by being intolerant of differing opinion and seeking to muzzle dissent with shrill cries of imagined insults.
It is in the hour when our values are challenged that we must remain resolved to protect those values.
...In times like these WE need GOD's guidance and the peace he provides. We need strength to not to let the random acts of a criminal turn us against ourselves or weaken our solid foundation or provide a pretext to stifle debate.
America must be stonger than the evil we saw displayed last week. We are better than the mindless finger pointing we endured in the wake of the tragedy. We will come out of this stronger and more united in our desire to peacefully engage in the great debate of our times to respectfully embrace our differences in a positive manner. And to unite in the knowledge though our ideas may be different, we must all strive for a better future for our country. Yes, may God bless America.