Former Governor of Alaska and the first female vice-presidential nominee of the Republican Party, Sarah Palin, issued a statement today regarding Arizona shooting, but what the heck she was saying? Indeed, she made some good, valuable points.
If you don’t like a person’s vision for the country, you’re free to debate that vision. If you don’t like their ideas, you’re free to propose better ideas. (Sarah Palin)
That’s a good point. Because this is how democracy works. Gunning down your political opponents, fellow Americans, this is a shame to the country, shame to any country that considers itself democratic.
Sarah Palin was criticized over Gabrielle Giffords presence on "Target List" she posted on her Facebook website.
In reference to her district being targeted with the image of a crosshairs gun sight by Sarah Palin, the shooting victim Gabrielle Giffords said, "We’re on Sarah Palin’s targeted list, but the thing is, the way she has it depicted, it has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that they have to realize that there are consequences to that action."
But what Palin wants to tell the world: well we Americans are like this, we are at each others throat all the time, just need another tragedy to bring us together?
We have witnessed many shooting sprees in the States, in schools, in shopping malls etc and there is no sign this is the last one. Well, when European or Canadian for example says, I have a dog or mobile phone with me for safety, American wants to bring his gun. They seems pretty obsessed with guns, only if real life was a Hollywood movie, where no-one actually dies. So the next one seems almost inevitable.
People are angry, they are angry with the world, perhaps they have good reasons to be angry, they feel their governments are letting their down.
Of course, America is not the only country where things like these happen.
Probably one of my favourite politician Benazir Bhutto – a first woman elected to lead a Muslim state – was assassinated On 27 December 2007, Bhutto was killed while leaving a campaign rally, where she had given a spirited address to party supporters in the run-up to the January 2008 parliamentary elections.
No, this ain’t the way. Perhaps if you want to reload or urge others to do so, next time re-think first. Just take some responsibility. These people will never get their lives back.
Victims killed at a political event with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Ariz.. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, are shown. From top left, Christina Taylor Green, 9, Dorothy Morris, 76, Arizona Federal District Judge John Roll, 63, and from bottom left, Phyllis Schneck, 79, Dorwin Stoddard, 76, and Gabe Zimmerman, 30.
Jared lee Loughner, 22 killled six people in a shooting rampage in Tucson Arizona, on January 8, 2011, and wounded 19 others, including U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords who was critically injured, during Giffords’ meeting with constituents held in a Safeway supermarket parking lot in Casas Adobes, Rep Giffords was shot through the head at point-blank range, but miraculously survived the assassination attempt.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Gifford
Palin’s video statement http://vimeo.com/18698532