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View Diary: Newtown? Sandy Hook? Call it 12/14 (141 comments)

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  •  You can focus on mental health... (4+ / 0-)
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    ...and even (if you want) make exculpatory claims about the murderer based on mental illness, but insisting on counting him among the victims is an expression of contempt toward the real victims in the name of some allegedly higher value and that's something that is too much associated with progressivism in the American public mind.  And we did it to ourselves.

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 11:25:43 AM PST

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    •  Try to separate him from his deeds to (0+ / 0-)

      understand the concept of counting him. He was a young man who had barely begun to live, and now he's dead. Imagine how tortured he must have been to be able to kill even one person.

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