Thoughts and Prayers…Again.
I don’t want to write about the most recent school shooting.
I don’t want to have to.
I can’t believe there is such a thing as school shootings in the first place.
I can’t believe there is such a thing as ANOTHER school shooting.
It’s impossible not to get upset, not to be emotional, not to be sad and angry.
As I look at the ages of these kids and their parents, it hurts my heart. No one should have to go through this. I just can’t imagine being a young mother or father dealing with this tragedy.
I am most perplexed because this isn’t the first time. Not by far. We continue to see school shootings (and mass shootings everywhere) and go through the exact same cycle every time.
- We send condolences.
- We get upset.
- We have shouting matches.
- We point fingers.
- We promise action.
- We move on to the next crisis.
Like most people, I choose carefully, what I will debate and what politics I will discuss publicly.
I recently tweeted:
“Guns. Immigration. Abortion. Racism. COVID. Insert issue of the day. These are only issues because decision makers (those in power) don’t want solutions. Solutions aren’t beneficial. Those in power crave conflict. There isn’t a single issue that is too complicated for us to solve.”
As political as I dare to get on this forum, I’m so frustrated with this never-ending cycle of inaction.
We don’t have to accept inaction. We elect politicians for a reason and chief among those responsibilities is the safety of the American people, both from foreign and domestic danger.
If the people we have elected are either unable or unwilling to come up with solutions and take action, they should be replaced, immediately.
If we, as the American people, can’t even agree on that, we’ll never agree on solutions.
We’ll never come to a common point of solving these issues.
I’m frustrated and tired. Tired of these headlines, but not too tired to fight.