Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Another school shooting today has senselessly impacted more young lives on Tuesday. The Republicans want thoughts and prayers, but the Democrats demand action.
Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, shot two students at his high school in Maryland prior to the beginning of the class day.
Personally, I couldn't care less anymore, and this is because voters continue to re-elect Republicans who suck Second Amendment cock-or maybe it's just the barrel of a Glock. It's hard to say these days without any degree of certainty. What's certain is that the Republican Party-the same organization which claims to be "pro-life," continues to block gun control legislation and access to quality mental health programs so that this kind of event doesn't happen in the first place.
What's most ironic is that the political party which claims to defend the Second Amendment is the reason why that Amendment was written in the first place, as the Republican Party is oppressive to the poor, minorities, and people with disabilities-especially developmental disabilities!
Let's read together what the Founding Fathers' position with regard to this particular issue in 1787:
"A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state...."
Anyone who might remember American history (and I can count as many people with just my left hand alone) will remember that this was what the British were after on April 19, 1775.
“Throw down your arms! Ye villains, ye rebels.” a British major yelled.
The right-wing argument is as follows: "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
However, responsibilities come with freedom, and when a "free society" feels so free so as to let certain people fall through its cracks, that society is held hostage by several forces which work against it: a once-necessary idea which has become outdated, a political terrorist group which pays politicians of a certain political party, and lastly, the said political party which looks the other way while American children are being killed by the very object they were bought off to protect.
Remember when we were kids and our parents took away our toys if we refused to behave responsibly? Well, kiddies, that moment has come upon us again.