Y'all know that I have the utmost respect and admiration for Congressman Marcy Kaptur of Toledo so of course I was eager to see what she and other members Ohio's congressional delegation had to say about the debacle in Tuscon. The Cleveland Plain Dealer interviewed her and several other representatives from Ohio and y'all can read it here. Marcy talked about how she took Gabrielle Giffords under her wing as a rookie in the House and was effusive in her praise of her. She also made made this outstanding statment:
"What has to change is our treatment of one another," Kaptur said. "And we have to reign in these propagandizing, foul-mouthed, anger-mongering interests that have really replaced rational thought in the media."
Remember when we were kids and hollered "Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me?" That might have worked on the playgrounds of our youth but the Reckless Right's vile rhetoric has created fear and hate no different than the fear and hate that Hitler propagated and we all know how that turned out.
There's been a lot of talk about banning guns and the Second Amendment since Giffords' shooting -- most of it knee-jerk and irrational from both sides. Today Rain has published a wonderful piece on rethinking the issue and makes a sane, practical statement (and I think brilliant) on what needs to be done. I'm forwarding it to my senators and representatives.
We need to restore common sense and fairness in this country. Write your representatives in Congress and turn off Fox News!!!!!