A stirring address

A stirring address

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    A stirring address

    I received this in email from a friend - not sure if it has been seen - maybe it is ''doing the rounds'' - but in case folks have not seen it, and thus far I am seeing as genuine, here it is. I have no link or date on it right now.

    Guess our national leaders didn't expect this, hmm? On Thursday, Darrell
    Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School
    shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House
    Judiciary Committee's subcommittee What he said to our national leaders
    during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful. They
    were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It
    needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician,
    every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These
    courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and
    deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice
    crying in the wilderness. The following is a portion of the transcript:

    "Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the
    hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the
    seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott,
    and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who
    died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.

    "The f irst recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel
    out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it
    the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and
    the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart.

    "In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how
    quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not
    a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am
    not here to represent or defend the NRA - because I don't believe that
    they are responsible for my daughter's death. Therefore I do not believe
    that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do
    with Rachel's murder I would be their strongest opponent.

    I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy-it was
    a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real
    blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame
    lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. "I wrote a
    poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best. This was
    written way before I knew I would be speaking here today: Your laws
    ignore our deepest needs,
    Your words are empty air.
    You've stripped away our heritage,
    You've outlawed simple prayer.
    Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
    And precious children die.
    You seek for answers everywhere,
    And ask the question "Why?"
    You regulate restrictive laws,
    Through legislative creed.
    And yet you fail to understand,
    That God is what we need!

    "Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and
    spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we
    create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and
    reek havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational
    systems for most of our nation's history. Many of our major colleges
    began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has
    happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so
    doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as
    terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs -- politicians immediately look
    for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more
    restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private
    liberties. We do not need more restr ictive laws. "Eric and Dylan would
    not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop
    someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real
    villain lies within our own hearts.

    "As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his
    two friends murdered before his very eyes-He did not hesitate to pray in
    school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge
    every young person in America, and around the world, to realize that on
    April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our
    schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in
    vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for
    legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him.
    To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA - I give to you a
    sincere challenge. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the
    first stone!

    My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this
    country will not allow that to happen!"

    Do what the media did not - - let the nation hear this man's speech.
    Chris - P95
    NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.

    "To own a gun and assume that you are armed
    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."

    http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.

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    bravo and we pray for him and his

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssssthesnake
    bravo and we pray for him and his
    I only hope it's true though I don't beleive it will make a difference to any of the PC BHL's, especially those that are "servants of the people" (more like pompous, arrogant, above the law A$%#@)

    Sorry all but I have an extremely low opinion of politicians including some of those that I've previously made the mistake of supporting.

    We should do it the way the ancient Greeks did, Choose our representatives and they must serve while those seeking office should be excluded.

    &%$#^%@ politicians Very

    It seems I exercised my right to vote but got fat heads in office.

    I offer my apologies for this rant
    Last edited by .45acp; June 6th, 2006 at 12:34 AM.

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    Moving. And, I believe, the truth.

    Guns didn't do it. A couple of kids with evil intentions did it. He's right, anyone manning metal detectors that day would have been killed as well.

    Here's my two cents worth: when we take God out, He gets replaced with his opposite...
    eschew obfuscation

    The only thing that stops bad guys with guns is good guys with guns. SgtD

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    P95: Thanks for posting. What a terrific testimony. Too bad it fell on deaf ears. Why aren't lawful citizen teachers allowed to carry and protect students from riff-raff and murderers. Oh shucks, I forgot--all they have to do is dial 911.

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    He is a better man than I am.

    Gun control is hitting what you aim at

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    According to Snopes this speech was given on May 29, 1999. However the first paragraph and the very last sentence were added by someone else. Also, parts of the speech have been omitted.

    I applaude his courage, and am saddend by his loss.

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    Yeah, but then he "fell" out of the news and the ones that wanted more gun control got all the interviews.

    Seems that if the truth doesn't fit their agenda, go for the lies and falsehoods and spread it around bigtime.


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