Several people have asked if the events in the Dragon’s and my life recently were going to cause us not to comment on the tragic events in Arizona or their aftermath. In truth it has been on my “To-do list” for a couple of days. However when I am forced to reprioritize (its amazing but having dependable heat in the middle of a cold snap has been an automatic #1 every time) it kept getting shoved pretty far down the list.
Finally with a reasonably and dependably warm Leprechaun’s Lair once again and a big pot of soup started, I sat down to organize all my thoughts which I kept noting down on my phone into a coherent format. Then I received this from a friend and realized a picture and a quote was all that was needed to put this entire thing in perspective:
So there is your picture and here is your quote:
“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the law-breaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” – Ronald Reagan
Has it been a horrible tragedy? Inarguably. Preventable? Certainly, the family the college and the police knew this guy was a mentally unstable whack job over a year ago but he was not forced to receive medical help by his family or authorities, even after being expelled from College.
Is this justification for the hysterical knee jerk reactions of Government and media? Not from any view-point I can see.
Is this justification for more laws constraining our behavior and rights?
OH HELLS NO!
Finally as a closing thought, I do so miss Ronald Regan and his common sense approach. Would that we could find another leader like him with his values.
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