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Oh! how my heart swells first with joy then with sorrow when i see the ocean i want to be there listening to God’s melody of the waves, to feel the sand between my fingers and toes, to swim in the salty waters, to walk along the shore and look at the life that lives at the ocean. I could be there for hours on end but alas I am forbidden to go near the very thing I love….
I don’t agree with them. guns themselves aren’t pulling the trigger. there’s a person behind that gun and that same person in their mind chooses to pull the trigger or not. taking away our guns is going to leave us defenseless against others who choose to pull the trigger. do you really think by putting gun restrictions on us that its going to stop criminals from stealing guns and not use them? they’re stealing them in the first place. People need to be educated about gun safety. We need to teach the future generations about right and wrong if you look at our society and the media they glorify these murders on tv and in the movies. By putting gun restrictions on ourselves it would violate our constitutional right to defend ourselves and our nation. if we don’t keep our given freedoms we can probably lose all of our protected rights from the constitution.
Father of slain Columbine Student speaks out on Sandy Hook. Wow!
by KCurtis Posted December 19, 2012
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Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the
Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to
address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee. What he said to
our national leaders during this special session of Congress was
They were not prepared for what he was to
say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent,
every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist,
and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell
Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt
that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness.. The
following is a portion of the transcript:
“Since the dawn of
creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of men and
women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence.
The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of
that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be
in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.
“The first recorded
act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field.
The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the
National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for
the murder could only be found in Cain’s heart.
“In the days
that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers
began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the
NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to
represent or defend the NRA - because I don’t believe that they are
responsible for my daughter’s death.
Therefore I do not
believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything
to do with Rachel’s murder I would be their strongest opponent.
I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it
was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the
real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the
blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I
wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.
Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You’ve stripped away our heritage,
You’ve outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question “Why?”
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!
“Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and
spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we
create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and
wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational
systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges
began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has
happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so
doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as
terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs — politicians immediately look
for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more
restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private
liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would
not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop
someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real
villain lies within our own hearts.
“As my son Craig lay under
that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before
his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or
politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in
America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at
Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let
the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move
into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that
violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you
who would point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere
challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first
My daughter’s death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!”
- Darrell Scott
Calculating the mass of the sun is easy.
Calculating centripetal acceleration is easier.
I just imagine that you’re the sun that I orbit, and the distance between us is
Just a few million miles.
And that’s not so bad, because the gravitational pull
Will always keep us together while apart.
Under the bludgeoning of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed for my soul belongs to the great I am…….rough draft
I urge you to watch this
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