Posts Tagged ‘Giffords’

My blog, which started as a venue for my overactive mind, has increased–surprisingly–in readership in only the past week. Bloggers are linking to me, I’ve been found on stumble upon, and search engines have been listing me higher and higher each day. For that, I thank my readers.

But good news aside, I want to take this opportunity to express my deepest thoughts to Rep. Giffords, her family, and all those involved in the violent outburst which occurred yesterday afternoon. I am deeply saddened by the fact that an individual chose violence to express his opinion. May he face the strictest of punishments from both the American Judicial System and God.

Giffords said that Democracy is a “beacon of light”, able to make changes through the ballot-box and not violence. It is this reason I love the American system. I’m not worried about being hurt for my beliefs, and am never concerned I will be shot at the polls.

The US House of Representatives, in my opinion, is the face of government. While I have not met any of my State Senators, I have met with my Representative at various public meetings. I have even had lunch with former Rep. Kosmas. They are open and available, but with that, are vulnerable.

I hope that Representatives do not fear. I hope they continue to meet with their constituents. I also hope that Congress takes it in their hands to provide more adequate protection for their Representatives and the people around them. It has always been in the back of my mind how lax security was at these meetings between Representatives and the public.

I hope Congress will address this issue. I hope Representatives do not fear. I hope constituents continue to meet with their Representatives. I hope the American Political System remains without violence.