Speaking yesterday President Trump spoke about the high school shooting in Florida and called for a working plan to keep our schools safe. The president said, “I’s not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference. We MUST actually make that difference. He called attention to mental health and said he’d be meeting with federal and state officials to discuss the problem. He referred to the acts of 19 year old shooter Cruz as “terrible violence, hatred, and evil.” He urged school children to reach out to authority figures for help and to treat each other with dignity. And, frankly, that’s some good advice and guidance not only for our children but also for all of us adults too! We MUST break the chains of hate!
“Answer hate with love, answer cruelty with kindness,” Trump said. “We must also work together to create a culture in our country that embraces the DIGNITY OF LIFE, that creates deep and meaningful human connections, and that turns classmates and colleagues into friends and neighbors.” I suggest we start by getting all the killer movies and shows off TV! Nothing like conditioning and making children and adults think killing is an option. IT’S NOT!
During his address the president quoted from 2 Kings 20:5, “I have heard your prayer and seen your tears, I will heal you.” Trump thanked first responders and teachers who helped children at the school during the shootings. He said he will visit Parkland in a few days.
I’m glad to see the president willing to take up the “elephant in the room” (ie: mental health) because all these school shooters are youth that are in need of psychological help. According to reports Cruz told police that he heard voices in his head telling him to carry out the shootings. James Holmes claimed the same when he murdered people at the Colorado theater and the kid who murdered students at Sandy Hook school also had the same problem. They are schizophrenic and need in-patient professional help in the long-term!! We cannot and MUST not ignore this problem any longer!!
I’m also glad to see the president quote from the Bible! This country and this society must make some positive and productive changes or we are all going to lose. We need to set our politics aside and deal with these HUMAN ISSUES as HUMAN BEINGS not advocates for our political agendas! If we don’t then we are going to only see more of these shootings and even WORSE!