Thursday, April 18, 2013

God bless America!

The US Congress won’t pass a bill requiring a background check to buy guns on the internet. I had thought the murder of 20 kids in white, affluent Connecticut was the perfect crime to at last awaken the consciousness of a congress bought and owned by lobbyists. Apparently not. Money doesn’t just speak, it has declared itself more valuable than your children. 

Since 20 dead kids wasn't enough blood to pass the most basic of gun protection bills, would 50 work? 100? If it were a school of dead Senator's children... I bet that would do the trick. Gunned down former Senator Gabby Giffords, wrote an excellent piece in the NY Times. In part, she writes: 

This defeat is only the latest chapter of what I’ve always known would be a long, hard haul. Our democracy’s history is littered with names we neither remember nor celebrate — people who stood in the way of progress while protecting the powerful. On Wednesday, a number of senators voted to join that list.

Here they are, on the right side (of the image).

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