Where do I start today?
A while ago, I told you that I’m not bent on making this blog a political platform. But things are happening, and we can’t not talk about them.
Hopefully you are all caught up on the middle east happenings of the last few weeks. Here’s the 10 second version:
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched chemical attacks on civilians, killing nearly 1400 people on August 21, 2013. President Barack Obama then announced his desire to disarm the Syrian government, but didn’t get much support. Then Syria said, “fine, we’ll give our weapons to Russia.”
The whole thing hasn’t completely settled yet, and there’s several issues to think about. But I want to address just one. President Obama appealed to Congress and the American people last Tuesday, September 10, seeking support for the use of force to disarm Syria. He focused on the fact that our world shouldn’t be one where children are being killed by chemicals.
…Am I missing something here?
I’m not the first one to point this out, but the thought occurred to me that we’re sure doing a lot of chemical-killing of children on our own soil. Nearly 1.21 MILLION people are killed by abortions (chemically!) in America every year.
And President Obama is upset over 1400 in Syria.
Don’t get me wrong, we should be upset about people dying— that’s my point.
This is a gross (in every sense of the word) inconsistency.
Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.
On Monday, we learned of a mentally troubled person who opened fire in the Navy Yard in Washington D.C., killing twelve people. He was shot and killed by police in the skirmish.
This terrible incident revived the gun control debate, which is driven more by fear than logic.
Again, not wanting to pick a fight in the political arena, but I do want to insert some logic.
Washington D.C. has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country. So does Chicago, a city known for its crime. Are stricter gun laws going to work?
Let me break it down for you. So we take away guns from all the good people. But the bad people don’t care about breaking the law, so they find guns anyways. I’m not sure that’s going to work like you planned.
I realize there’s an issue of mental health—and it makes sense to be wise in who gets to buy guns and to keep your firearm from getting into the wrong hands.
But please, think. That’s all I ask. Think, and think logically.
Okay, I’m done
My news rap-up (read: rant) is over. There’s more I could say, because there’s a lot happening this week. But I’ll stop there.