Archive for December, 2012

My Thoughts

Posted: December 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

Over the past few months I’ve noticed a change in America and the World. We’ve become complacent in what’s right. Why is it necessary to denounce guns anymore? More over why is it necessary to denounce assault rifles?? If a citizen wants a gun to hunt deer then that is their prerogative. And why shouldn’t it be? But why does it need to be clarified that uzis, grenade launchers, M16s etc are not good for anyone? These weapons aren’t for hunting or sport. They are strictly for doing as much damage as possible. In addition, no gun should be made available to people with no understanding of the weapon or the conscience to operate it properly. 6 year old kids should never be the victim of violence. These children and their teachers in Connecticut should have never been put in the position they were in – and they certainly shouldn’t have been killed because America is afraid to denounce the NRA.

Just as important as denouncing violence – gun related or not – is denouncing the sick and twisted individuals who say that these things happen because of God’s wrath on homosexuality or lack of prayer in schools. I went to public schools all my life. And my parents thought it best for me to attend hebrew school up to 3 times a week. And that was their right. But I don’t expect any school to teach the She’ma, the Lord’s prayer or any other religious practice. It’s about the kid who shows up to school and isn’t Catholic or Jewish or Protestant. What of the kid who is Sikh or Atheist? Or Muslim or Native American? Hindu or Buddhist?

Schools are for learning and teaching and I am all for children and adults alike to learn as much as they can in the life they are given. But prayer is for the Parents to teach or Sunday schools to teach.

On another note, I find the lack of solidarity with Israel from the rest of the world sickening. Israel gets blamed for firing rockets into Palestinian territories. No one ever mentions the Palestinians firing their own bombs, rockets and guns into Israeli homes. I find it sad that the party I so deeply affiliate myself with on almost all issues can let me down on the subject of Israel. It is time for Obama to show the world that America is behind Israel 100%. I believe in the Democratic party and am registered as such, but why does this issue always let me down? I hope that one day the Left can understand the subject properly and address it as such. In the mean time, I have to do what is best for myself and the beliefs I align myself with. I am not a republican and never could be. But one day, maybe, we’ll see America and Europe align properly and correctly with Israel. I’m sickened and saddened by the antisemitism I’ve seen over the past few months. And no one sees Israel’s side because the media doesn’t show it! One day…