A Tragic Weekend... Our Condolences to the Families of Those Who Lost Their Lives... Our Hope is for a Complete and Speedy Recovery for the Victims

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism

I, as well as the nation, continue to be horrified by the psychotic, deranged, and violent act of the gunman who critically shot Congresswomen Giffords and in the process of his psychotic rampage took the lives of six innocent souls and inflicted injury on many more.

Our condolences go out to the families of those affected by this senseless act of violence. We wish Congresswomen Giffords a complete and speedy recovery, as we do all those recovering from the wounds inflicted on them yesterday.

While it is not the time to point fingers and place blame for these horrific events that is precisely, and almost immediately, what has began to happen. Many, particularly on the left, have found it an opportunity to place blame on Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, The Tea Party, and whomever else they find distasteful. The mantra they base their claims on is of course the rhetoric of the aforementioned.

In short these people have by design, and presumably in the hopes of gaining some perverse political advantage, are attempting to politicize the horrible events of Saturday. The responsibility for the horrific acts of this deranged and pathetic person rests solely, and completely on his shoulders. The attempt to hold others responsible, which is exactly what some on the left are doing, is reprehensible and irrational.

Rational people with healthy minds, and a respect for each individual's right to their life, liberty,and happiness understand political rhetoric is just political rhetoric. Political rhetoric meant to make and punctuate a political point. Neither Sarah Palin nor Glenn Beck is responsible for Saturday's violent events nor is The Tea Party in general responsible. The proper course is to allow the investigation to proceed until there develops a rational basis, based on facts, as to what the motivations were for these horrific acts, and who, if any organization or another person had any impact on these events.

While there will be {and indeed should be}an appropriate time to discuss proper political dialogue and reducing the vitriol from both sides of the political aisle now is not the time. Good sense dictates a time of healing precede the dialog that must ultimately take place in our national body politic.

Please visit the following for examples of what RN USA is talking about.




Markos Moulitsas

The New York Times (Paul Krugman)

The Moderate Voice

As always we leave it to the fine readership of Rational Nation USA and the Left Coast Rebel to decide.

Cross posted to the Left Coast Rebel

Via: Memeorandum

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