Sunday, January 9, 2011
Sometimes the stories just write themselves
News items from Yahoo News:
Snowshoe walks at Snoqualmie Pass offer chance to see beauty of winter.
Four lost snowshoers found near Snoqualmie Pass
On the Az shooting. In looking at current events I must note that we are at present a nation on edge. There's some 15 million plus out of work and it will take some time before things turn around. Most of the safety nets were cut under Reagan with more under Bush. Now it's the states' turn. With no other choice governors are closing down mental health facilities and cutting other programs. It's as if the entire government is turning its' back on the very people who need it most. They may save a few cents now but what about the long term costs to society? Isn't it cheaper to put a few stitches in a garment before it becomes a big tear and an even greater expense to fix? If we do this to our people and we do this to our infrastructure then what will we have left?
As we have seen from this current action it doesn't take much to push someone over the edge. And those on the right sure aren't helping with their rhetoric. You don't go around shouting armed insurrection any more than you wouldn't shout fire in a movie theater. And in my opinion that is what they've been doing for the last year and a half. Free speech is one thing but it also has to be responsible speech. There are after all as the congresswoman herself said consequences to what you say.