Another brutal, senseless mass shooting at an American school. In other words, welcome to Wednesday.
Before we once again fall into the predictable cycle of anger and despair, let’s not let it happen. Before we think there is nothing that can be done to curb gun violence in this country, let’s think again. Before we give up on politicians coming up with sensible gun safety legislation, let’s remember, we, the voters, hold the ultimate power in our great democracy.
The answer to Congress passing common sense gun legislation is as simple as giving our votes to only those politicians who are committed to voting for gun safety laws. We need to become one–issue voters much like conservative Christians and abortion.
Who are such politicians?
Thanks to the NRA and its rating system of all politicians, the answer is staring us right in the face. Do not vote for any politician with an “A” or “B” rating; give thought to any politician with a “C” rating; and vote for any politician with a “D” or “F” rating.
An “A” from the NRA needs to be seen as disqualification from holding public office, not as a badge of honor. An “A” from the NRA needs to be associated with “a” as in “accomplice” to death and violence. A high mark from the NRA needs to be viewed as a low grade in human decency.
The NRA has a website where you can look up a politician’s rating … but you have to pay for it! You may have to do some legwork to find out a politician’s NRA score.
The Washington Post put out an article today that sheds light on the NRA’s grading system and includes some information on the performance (shame) level of U.S. Senators.
It is way past time to throw out the greedy cowards occupying our halls of power.
We, the people, have had enough. Mr. “Bought-and-paid-for-politician-in-the-pocket-of-the-NRA,” your time has come. My God have mercy on your pathetic, wretched rotten soul.
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