It has become a slogan for those who feel the need to publicly address mass shootings, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this blah, blah, blah.
Frankly, those of us with a functioning brain are sick of hearing it.
Your God stood by and let “his children” be slaughtered, so why would he be watching over their families after the matter?
The fact is, sending your thoughts and prayers is no longer appropriate.
While it may be nothing more than a good-will gesture, it accomplishes nothing as far as prevention.
We need action, action that will end the fear Americans now live in.
This used to be a country where your kids could seek adventure with friends outdoors, but now parents are terrified to even send their children to school.
The stupid half of the country believes the solution to ending mass murders is to arm every single individual, and if just reading those words doesn’t make you want to bury your head in your hands, you are part of the problem.
Twitter apparently feels the same way we do. Below are some of the responses to “thoughts and prayers.”
According to Attn:
“Candidates Dr. Ben Carson, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, all sent out similar faith-tinged messages. Other candidates, including former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Hillary Clinton, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted exasperated calls to end to gun violence. Donald Trump said ‘God bless.'”
President Obama released this tearful statement upon news of yet another mass shooting:
“I say this every time we’ve got one of these mass shootings, this just doesn’t happen in other countries. We are rightly determined to prevent terrorist attacks wherever they occur, whether in the U.S. or with friends or allies like France. And yet in the United States we have the power to do more to prevent what is a regular process of gun homicides that is unequaled.”