This just in: In the middle of last night, shots were fired at a bar in California. A deputy sheriff ran towards the danger and was killed. He was a hero. It’s important that we realize that he, and men like him, run towards danger every day so that we can stay safe.
His name was Ron Helus.
We can pause appropriately and then send “thoughts and prayers” or, we can do something to stop this madness.
Last year, there was a mass shooting in Texas. Senator Ted Cruz got some face time on television and said, “We will do everything humanly possible to make sure this never happens again.”
Then he forgot all about it.
Let’s get to the root cause…not the guns but rather….the enablers.
We don’t combat gun deaths because Trump-Publicans refuse to allow evan an investigation into how we might go about this.
Let me say that again.
Trump-Publicans (There are no longer any Republicans) refuse to fund research into ways to combat gun violence.
Every time there is a “Death by Gun” in the United States, the people that helped pull that trigger are Trump-Publicans and those that voted for them.
Trump-publicans will race to mourn the death of the brave officer and ignore that the fact that they put the gun in the killer’s hand.
This is not new behavior.
Trump-Publicans claim to be the party of fiscal responsibility and yet they have overspent to the tune of $1 trillion dollars a year.
Trump-Publicans claim to be the party of the Constitution and yet they call the Free Press the enemy of the people.
Trump-Publicans claim to be the party of the Patriotism and yet flock to racist dog whistles, forgetting the lines “All men are created equal” from the Declaration of Independence.
Trump-Publicans think its appropriate for the President to change the Constitution by himself (see 14th amendment).
His name was Ron Helus and he died because half of the people in our country enable the hypocrisy of Trump and the Republican Party.
I’m not mad at Congress and Trump.
I’m disappointed in us; in who we are and in what we allow to happen.
Up, up and away…