Sunday, January 09, 2011


Where is the Civility in America

Why should the American people be surprised that a moderate member of the United States Congress got shot in an open to the public “meet & greet” in Tucson, Arizona. Commonly known as the “wild, wild west” in a city where an ABC affiliate TV station is KGUN channel 9. Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords just won a very close and nasty election against a Republican Tea Party candidate in the wild, wild west. In a nation and time where the people are very polarized and divided on what is the right way and wrong way for the future of our great nation.

Whether it is some of Fox News commentators and people such as Sarah Palin and some members of the Tea Party, the seeds they have sown have come to reap in the mass murders in Tucson, Arizona. The belligerent rhetoric of too many born again conservatives towards their opponents is endangering the future security of our nation. Note the name of the bill before Congress “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law.” Who is Congress serving by naming and promoting such a bill?

Now many members of Congress personally feel threaten and insecure by the mass murders that happen in Tucson because one of there own were directly targeted. Last week Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords proposed a bill to cut congressional members pay by five percent. As a reaction to the Tucson massacre the Republican House leaders postpone the vote on Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law that was schedule for Wednesday. Instead they are going to reconvene on Monday and take up the matter of there own personal security for themselves, their families and staff.

With Congress approval rating near all time lows and the political rhetoric between the political right and left near all time highs. At a time when too many American families are in dire-straits with no jobs, losing their homes and health care benefits. In a nation where to own a gun is a Constitutional guarantee right and medical care is a privilege for those people who can afford to pay for it or those people who have absolutely nothing and our government pays for it. The United States Congress has many very important issues on their plate that personal effects many millions of people all around the world. It is time for Congress to step up to the plate to take care of the business before them in a responsible and conscious manner.

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