Herself and I are very shocked to learn this afternoon that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of the 8th District in Arizona (SoAZ) was critically wounded in a shooting by a 22 yr old whackjob in front of a Safeway supermarket. A total of 5 persons are dead, including a 9 yr old girl and a federal judge, and another 12 or 13 critically wounded. All over an insane interpretation of political disagreement – how very unfortunate.
What’s shocking to me is how wrapped up folks have gotten over the last several years over politics to the point of losing control of reason and respect – this of course further feeds rhetorical bashing of one another and some idiot kid somehow takes this to mean he’s licensed to go out and shoot a 9 yr old child.
Good info with updates available here at The Anchoress | A First Things Blog. Ms. Anchoress purposefully warns us to not jump on the ideology bandwagon. It’s key to remember is that in these sad situations, the cause of this pain and heartache is the shooter – he and his c0-conspirators, if any, are to blame. No one else.
Remember to pray; for us all, our country, and especiallyfor the parents of this child and the families of the deceased and injured. Let us also pray for the young man who was the shooter – his life is now lost to the consequences of his criminal act.
The congresswoman also had a difficult road ahead of her, as it looks this evening that she’s going to survive – I think I would have like her as she not only was an attractive and smart woman, but a Blue Dog Democrat, who’s political views align well with mine. May God Bless her and her family today and in the future. May God Bless her district and all citizens of Arizona.