Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Don't do wrong in order to look righteous

Updated 1/12/11
"(CNN) -- The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a resolution Wednesday condemning the "horrific" Arizona shooting rampage, as President Barack Obama prepares to attend a memorial for victims of the attack.
The proposed resolution lists the names of the six victims killed in the Saturday shooting and states that the House of Representatives "stands firm in its belief in a democracy in which all can participate and in which intimidation and threats of violence cannot silence the voices of any American." (emphasis mine)

By passing the proposed resolution, the U.S. House is in effect declaring that the tragic shooting in Arizona was indeed politically motivated. In an effort to look caring, the U.S. House is playing right into the hands of the Liberal Left. A resolution of sympathy would have been in order, as well as one of condemning the senseless act, but when they include the phrase "intimidation and threats of violence cannot silence the voices of any American" this declares that they believe that it was politically motivated.

Thanks to recent revelations, we are finding that this tragedy had more to do with a mentally unstable man than with anything political. The shooter had a criminal record which was scrubbed. He had made several threats against others, and had even threatened Congresswoman Giffords on other occasions. If anything this is looking more and more like the ball was dropped by Arizona Law Enforcement and the system.  But as we all know , the extremist left has been trying to paint this as the fruit of the Political Right. After having denied and disproved this fallacy are those on the Right within the U.S. Congress going to belly up for political reasons? In their desire to look compassionate and to disassociate themselves from the shooter,will they be ignorantly associating themselves with him in this resolution? The Republican congressmen need to vote aginst this resolution. What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular. They need to do what is right.

1 comment:

  1. Very well said. A lot of times, I feel the Republicans in Congress take 1 step forward and 2 back.