...""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. "
Lookout Mountain, Chatt, Tn
You'd think your leader would have enough "common" sense to figure this out!!
This has got to be the worst President we have ever had. I firmly believe that had we limited the voters to ONLY taxpaying individuals that have contributed to society and paid their share, that Obama would not have even come close to winning. Did this guy ever answer the questions on Benghazi? then there is the flying of all the individuals on Air Force one that were parents of the killed children to help make a statement where as we all know that guns are not the problem but people are the problem. Did he ever even try to make new laws Against using certain guns in a felony, or even gun magazines? No he wants to eliminate guns instead of addressing the problem and rip our 2nd amendment rights. And now he wants to take away from the SS that all of "us" that have worked all our lives to put into the program. And just last night there was an hour long program on "ObamaCare" which is another JOKE this president has developed. Doctors are dropping out of practice, businesses are cutting back on their employees and not even to mention that the paperwork will be a nighmare as well as the thousands of people Obama hired to "explain" what program we "need. It's like the fox watching the henhouse!! Cannot for the life of me understand why in the world...ESPECIALLY...seeing what he accomplished in his 1st 4 years that anyone in their right mind would vote Obama for a 2nd term. Wake up America!!! This gut is going to destroy this country with all this "revenge for the Republicans", lies, and deceit to the American people. It' a shame that we let this President ....and Congress.... Free food stamps, free housing, free cell phones. All at the Taxpayers expense!! WAKE UP AMERICA !!!