Monday, January 21, 2013

JANUARY 19, 2013

     Last week The Washington Post quoted a man in Newtown, Connecticut--where all the kids were killed-- saying, "If we can't have an ordinance passed [locally]…what are what are we going to be able to do on a national level…"

     I don
't know, but another Post story notes that things are happening.  The governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, unveiled what the Post called a "sweeping set of proposals."  Governors in Maryland, New York and Colorado are pushing reforms.  


     This is America.  Sometimes we mess up;   sometimes not.  Sometimes we just keep on until we get it about right.


     President Obama got health care through and nobody thought that would happen.

     I am old enough to remember a southern America that was racially segregated.
The South bristled with signs--whites only, no colored, and so on.  One famous politician, George Wallace, issued a call:  "segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."

     Good people died to change that, but it did change.
 I don't know what it will take to change the gun culture, but it's way too early to give up.  Keep on.  Keep on.  


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