On January 16, the POTUS outlined a comprehensive program directed at addressing violence in our society. This wasn't a simple ban, full of loopholes, on certain weapons. Mental health, research, background checks, banning those same weapons (- loopholes) and enforcement of laws, current and new, are just the highlights.
January 16, 2013 will long be remembered in the annals of American history, not just for the program unveiled, but for the rapidity as well. To those in Washington spewing impotent excuses about how time consuming your job is-you've just been 'made'.
According to some, this was a BOLD move on the president's part. Yes, it was and Americans are responding. Band-aids and bogus cures for this disease called violence, which some claim doesn't even exist, are no longer acceptable.
The president called on all of us, urging us to take a stand and speak out.
WE THE PEOPLE have power, individually and collectively.
When we stand together, we can kick some wicked ass and change this country, redirecting its' very course in history. Our VOTE matters and if we have to shout, our voices WILL be heard. The American Revolution, Civil War, the equal rights and desegregation battles PROVE we can do what Washington cannot or will not. I tend to lean towards the latter.
Washington needs to hear from us, again and again. Our senators and representatives seem to have forgotten their priorities. All took an oath to uphold and protect our Constitution, thereby doing the best for the good of all.
If you aren't sure how to contact your representatives, find that info here.
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You'll find email and snail mail addresses, phone numbers and more.
Personally, I'm contacting every politician in my state.
Washington has played the "divide and conquer" card too many times. This isn't a red or blue issue. It's a LIFE issue. Nor is this about repealing the 2nd amendment. Most, myself included, would be the first to fight a repeal and rightfully so. Anti-violence is NOT anti-gun.This isn't about government tyranny. Here's a slice of reality: if the government sought to oppress the American people, we would never see it coming. In 5 seconds or less, the government would have complete control. Poof!
Forget the racial, sexist, ethnic and religious differences. THOSE are the very reasons we are the land of plenty, as in plenty of diversity. We all experience pain and suffering. We all bleed red. AMERICA deserves better, our CHILDREN deserve better, WE deserve better.
Washington, you seem to have forgotten who employs you and why. Until you prove you're worthy of the job, you're on probation. We don't want to have to PINK SLIP you, but we can and if need be, we will.