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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dark Days

I'm not going to comment extensively on the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and District Court Judge John Roll today.

However, I do want to mark this event somehow. I am a liberal who grew up in a conservative town. I know that political debate can be both heated and civil. It's when that debate sinks to the middle-school level -- name calling and truth bending -- that we ignite events like today's.

I don't really know what to say. I've written and deleted several things. All I know is, all of us who believe in prayer should pray. All who don't, should think good thoughts, send positive vibes, or whatever.

You know that saying, "it's always darkest before the dawn"? That may be true when it comes to nature. But when it comes to human society, we have to create the light. Otherwise, the darkness only deepens.

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