"We know that silence equals consent when atrocities are committed against innocent men, women and children. We know that indifference equals complicity when bigotry, hatred and intolerance are allowed to take root. And we know that education and hope are the most effective ways to combat ignorance and despair."
~ Gabrielle Giffords ~
I don't know what goes through the mind of someone when they decide to commit murder, or attempted murder. I don't even attempt to understand what the shooter could have been thinking.
However I do believe that it speaks a great deal about the state of this country when people can not attend a public rally, a public speaking event for one of the politicans that represents them in Washington D.C. without the fear of having a person shoot them.
I don't care what party line you follow, or don't follow, the events that happened today in Tucson Arizona are a tragedy, and the people resposible for the website that shows pictures of members of the house of representatives with targets on their faces should feel ashamed. I pray that the shooter acted alone, and that there is no one else that led this distrubed young man to commit this horrible act.
So Rep. Giffords and all of the people that were affected by today's events are in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope they are also in your's.