Like most of you I’m still trying to wrap my brain around the terrible events that occurred in Aurora Colorado this past Friday and have been praying for all those involved. I’ve been trying to make sense of the nonsensical. When a horrible event occurs many people who have agendas look to advance it while people are still in a deeply emotional state over the act. I say shame on any politicians or groups who are using the actions of a deeply disturbed individual to advance their agenda. Now is not the time for law makers to hastily act while emotions are governing our reason. Now is the time for prayer and healing. Now is the time to come together as a community and help each other. Now is the time to gather the facts. We will learn from this and we will move forward. Let’s make sure we move forward with all the facts and information so we can make an informed decision.
I was talking to a good friend and he shared some thoughts with me that I would like to share with you. He said when events such as the one that occurred in Aurora Colorado happen people search for answers. Nothing makes sense. They want someone the pay. Raw human emotions override reason and logic. People begin to wrestle with the notion that maybe we’re not in control of events; that no matter what you do and how safe you do it, nothing can prevent or deter an insane act by an individual who has clearly lost their mind. He said everyday we drive on the highway we believe we are in control, that is until a drunk driver swerves into your lane and hits you head on or some reckless driver pulls out in front of you and causes a crash. That in the end the only real thing is the illusion of control we maintain and that as long as people live and interact with each other there will always be certain risks we must accept in a free society. Unfortunately not all people are mentally stable or responsible and because of this events like what happened in Aurora Colorado will occur again in the future. And there is very little we can do to prevent them.
Some people have serious mental issues and they live amongst us flying under the radar. Monsters like Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, and Charles Manson at one time lived free and walked amongst us. Ted Bundy was actually linked to 36 murders but some believe he could have killed more than 100 people. And what was very scary about Bundy is he came across as a charming and charismatic individual; a man who appeared on the surface normal, but underneath a monster resided. My friend’s point is that these monsters lurk everywhere. They might be hiding in the shadows or be a prominent member of the community. They might be a neighbor, a friend, or even a family member. There is a dark side to them we cannot even began to fathom; a side that they keep hidden from the rest of the world. Then one day for some unknown reason they snap and walk into a McDonalds and start shooting the place up or climb up into a bell tower on a college campus and start picking off people. Cowardly acts, yes. But nonetheless these are the risks we all live each day in a free society; there will be times when people will do unspeakable things. There will be times when people will act irresponsibly. Does this mean we scrap our institutions and establish new institutions with more regulating power to control our lives. Absolutely not. What we do is come together and pray, heal, prosecute the killer(s) and live our lives. We live our lives knowing that in a free society sometimes unpredictable events can happen good and bad and that how we handle these events not only define who we are as a people but who we are as a nation. I thought my friend’s words were wise and I just wanted to share them. Now onto the links.
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Capitol Commentary: The Best of Obama’s “You Didn’t Build That”
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COMMON CENTS: Video: Witness to the shooting “Life can be a beautiful thing”
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Freedom’s Lighthouse: President Obama to make Sunday Visit to Aurora, Colorado
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Hot Air: Will Obama sign the Arms Trade Treaty?
iOwnTheWorld: There is no “we” in Achievement
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Laughing Conservative: Steyn hits another bullseye
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Maggie’s Notebook: Congressional Reform Act of 2012
Manhattan Infidel: How to Safely Observe Obama
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Moonbattery: Obama Gets Them While They’re Young
Motorcitytimes: One man carries out evil act using a gun; liberals immediately call for stricter gun control
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Pirate’s Cove: NY Daily News Blames Romney, Obama, And NRA
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Political Clown Parade: ABC’s Brian Ross Whispered Insidious Accusations In The Ear Of The Mob
Political Realities: Colorado Shooting Renews Calls For Gun Control
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Randy’s Roundtable: And Some Still Wonder Why The Media Is So Despised
Right Klik: Gun Control
Right Truth: Obama using the IRS to intimidate Romney donors
Rjjrdq’s America II: John McCain Defends Muslim Brotherhood
Say Anything Blog: Booming North Dakota Shows The World What Free Market Energy Looks Like
teresamerica: ChurchMilitantTV: Special Report I,II, III on Obamacare Supreme Court Ruling
That Mr. G Guy’s Blog: Bozell Nails Ross and ABC; James Holmes and Obama
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER: “NO AMENDMENT IS ABSOLUTE”
The BLAZE: Protester Dressed as Clown Imitates Shooting Police With Umbrella Prop Gun…
The Bitter Americans: Liberty and Innovation
The Camp Of The Saints: Proof Through The Night
The Classic Liberal: Socialized Healthcare with Gianne Albertoni
The Country Thinker: The Online Sales Tax Fiasco Gets an Ally—Republicans
The Daley Gator: A double dose of Whittle
The Libertarian Patriot: Obama’s Pot Problem
The Lonely Conservative: Connecticut SEIU Nursing Home Workers Went On Strike After Sabotaging…
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WyBlog: Religious Liberty and the Constitution
Zilla of the Resistance: Oh, Those “Compassionate” Leftists!
Thanks for all the great articles guys. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Aurora community. Keep the faith.
Liberty forever, freedom for all.