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Posted: 3/28/2001 6:29:16 PM EST
WHY WASN'T THIS ON THE NEWS? On Thursday, May 27, 1999, 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 and 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 first 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, soul, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our makeup, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and reek havoc. Spiritual influences 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 e
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 6:40:46 PM EST
Amen.
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 6:51:02 PM EST
May God bless him and his family.
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 6:54:51 PM EST
BTT Amen,also.it touched my heart.
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 6:59:12 PM EST
[:d] Great post, "Round2". my son sent it to me a while back and I sent it to my Congressman. He was here a week ago, and I had a one on one with him at the local shooting range. (He fired an MP-5 that day.) He knew all about the Rachel Scott comments of course and was in total agreemnt. I gave him a copy of HR 31, the "Citizens Self Defense Act". He had not seen it but said his staff probably had it. He kept the copy I gave him and after reading it over, said it was a good thing and he was impressed with the co-sponsores of it. HR31 is very simply written, but would do a lot of things for "law abiding gunowners". It might have made a big difference in the Wakefiled Mass. shooting by McDermott. Sandy Javelle , an employ was liscensed to carry in New Hampshire, but could not carry into Mass. There is no doubt Sandy Javelle wqas a bold person, because when the shooting started he ordered his co-workers into a room, locked it, and then confronted McDermott unarmed (by the law) only to become the third victim. [:(!]
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 7:02:32 PM EST
Well put now will the politicians understand.This is from the words a citizen who owns no firearms.
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 7:06:26 PM EST
Sniff sniff..... I'm not crying, I just have something in my eye.......[>(] All my best wishes and prayers for Darrell Scott and his familly.
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 7:09:12 PM EST
ditto
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 7:10:56 PM EST
Can I hear you say, Amen!
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 10:46:12 PM EST
Amen. I would like to see President Bush appoint him to a National Commission On School Violence Chairmanship.
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