Let me start by saying my heart and prayers go out to the families who have loved ones that were shot and that those in hospital recover as soon as possible. Now, I have a hard time believing that this shooting would somehow have no connection to the hateful and vile venom that continues to be spewed over radio, television, and blogs by certain right wing idea-logs. Just as in the case of Rep. Gabby Giffords I do not know either of these two shooting suspects or if they were psychologically capable of discerning right from wrong along with the ability to premeditate the type of actions in which these shootings in-tailed. However, the hate filled and biggoted rhetoric certainly has the potential to push someone who is psychologically unstable over their breaking point of what's reality and what's a fantasy. I don't know what may have triggered this person to go and do such a dispicable act but one must wonder if the political atmosphere had anything to do with his actions...lets hope this is not the case. I bring up the political atmosphere in this subject do to the strange but unfortunate comparison that certain people on news and radio have made in regards to a vast conspiracy theory that asserts that the villain in the movie,named "BANE", was given this name to reference Gov. Romneys affiliation to Bain Capitol. Far fetched and out there?, yes I know, but some people did make that assertion. Also, I noticed that there has been a distinct absence of certain negative campaign ads as of today and personally hope this is not a coincidence. I also hope that we have learned that while freedom of speech is our right, we are also responsible for the ramifications of what we do say. I hope we can see a change of tone in the politics of our country so that if political remarks was what pushed these two people over the brink of sanity that maybe, just maybe, it wont happen again.
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