This is a powerful quote from our nation’s founding president, and it means many different things to those who read it. I would love to see your comments on what it means to you.
At the time it was written, civilian arms and ammunition were almost exactly the same as the arms used by the military. The major exception, of course, was artillery. The same is definitely not the case today.
The argument against assault weapons in the hands of civilians seems to fly in the face of Washington’s thoughts on the matter. How can a free people maintain their independence from a government using assault weapons if the citizens are not allowed to possess weapons of equal power?
Again, I would love to see a rational dialogue on the subject. Any comments would be appreciated.
Authentic Christian spirituality is demonstrated by our actions. A caring and compassionate response to those in need reflects the love of Christ.
A response to those in need based in fear, selfishness, greed and racial bigotry does not demonstrate God’s grace and mercy. These are not Christian values, nor is violence, especially directed toward the poor and the suffering.
Getting real means adopting a lifestyle of faithfulness to the Gospel. Real Christianity requires a radical discipleship to Jesus Christ that demonstrates His love and grace in all relationships and in our every action. And this is especially true in regard to how we treat the least of these among us.
When will we ever learn? The truth is we don’t have to learn. We already know. The problem is we do not care enough to act.
Until that changes we will continue to suffer mass shootings and continue to watch our children and innocents gunned down on a weekly basis. Our lack of concerted, consistent action is as repugnant as it is shameful.
Education is key to ending terrorism, just as it is vital to creating a world without hunger. Education provides the tools for critical thinking as well as providing the necessary skills to break the cycle of poverty. Creating a world without hunger and creating a world without terrorism both begin with education for all.