America is a country that responds immediately to crisis: We bring flowers and teddy bears and tie yellow ribbons around trees and rubber bracelets on our wrists, but can't bring sanity and moral courage to our leaders. We all know the mind-numbing numbers: over 200 school shootings with 400 dead. Of course there are more numbers, higher numbers, but the children are the saddest and so we have always hoped these babies, who will never know the full measure of their lives, would shock sense into the senseless.
We know now that is not going to happen. Consider this report of the Barden family trying to live without their seven-year-old killed at Sandy Hook and then summoning all of their strength to stop -- in his name, Daniel Barden -- the madness, only to be thwarted at every turn and even as they learned to modify their demands and restrict the meaning of their words to say "gun limits" not "gun control, etc."
THIS ALL HAS TO STOP NOW.Read more