It’s foggy or rainy, I can’t be sure which, and dark enough out to need the lights on today. The gloom feels very appropriate given the horrendous, preventable murder of at least 19 children and their teacher in Uvalde, Texas.
For those of you in other parts of the world, you’re probably floored that this happens time and time again in this nation. Let me be clear about how it happens: Republicans.
This is the result of Republican policies pushing back on any type of gun control. This is the result of Republican policies making weapons of war available to everyone.
This is the result of Republicans valuing putting guns in the hands of child murderers over the children they murder.
This isn’t me being “partisan.” It’s factual. You can look it up. Check out the voting history of Republicans in the US Congress on guns.
They’ve taken millions upon millions from the NRA, who, it turned out was funneling money to them from Russia, which is illegal.
You may see people claiming that Democrats “control the House, the Senate, and the White House.” Be assured that that information is completely false.
While Democrats do have the White House with Pres. Biden and control of the House, Democrats DO NOT HAVE CONTROL OF THE SENATE. The Senate is DIVIDED. A bill must pass both houses of Congress (the legislative branch) to become a law.
Any gun legislation would require 60 votes in the Senate; Democrats, at most, with Vice Pres. Harris breaking a tie, have 51 votes.
That’s simple math.
Of course 10 Republicans could join to save the lives of children. But they won’t.
They never do.
The only solution is to vote every single Republican out of office. To get that majority. And that could help us fix the now-fascist Supreme Court.
But otherwise this will just keep happening. Because Republicans legislated it that way.
Have a Tuesday full of reflection.
Author’s note: This is my personal space for my personal opinions. Any pro-gun rhetoric or other propaganda will not be tolerated.