Christina Taylor Green, born on 9/11/2001, was already interested in government. She went to hear the Congresswoman speak to learn more about how our government works.
In all the crap going on around here, all the finger pointing and the partisan bull shit and the just plain evilness going on, this young girl's family deserves, at the very least, some kind thoughts and prayers. Of course, in the big picture, everyone turns to Congresswoman and then the judge as the big story, but this young child is gone.
Today, there is a couple short a little girl. This isn't about right wing/ left wing. It's about loss.
Yesterday, that family lost a child. They deserve, the memory of that child deserves, respect and kindness, and comfort.
I don't understand this finger pointing. I don't understand how anyone could be so callous as to try to assign blame to total strangers in the midst of all this simply because of politics.
She was a baby. Just a child. A child who wanted to make the country better. We all lost something yesterday. Once again, this man had his mental illness on stage front and center, and no one paid attention. And now this baby is dead, and somehow, we're still talking about Sarah Palin.
Her parents have my prayers for whatever comfort they can have in all this.
I have to ask a question, I guess, so, how do you feel about the death of this child? Do you pay attention when someone you know posts crazy things on the internet?
Answer by soyousay at 12:59 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 12:59 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
What bothers me is this young man will be written off as crazy and no one in the media will take time to look at what made him go off. I worry this is on the first of more shooting like this because I believe that many in his generation do not have the knowledge on the correct way to make a difference when they are unhappy or angry about the government. Just my thoughts.
Answer by KimPrintable at 12:59 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by tootoobusy at 1:03 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by m-avi at 1:07 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
It is a tragedy for all who were injured and lost their lives. The judge was just stopping by to say hi...and he lost his life, This young girl never got a chance to experience her full childhood when her life was cut so short by an insane man.
I don't see the political talk as disrespecting their memory, I actually think its productive if it means people start understanding their words can do damage. That creating an atmosphere wehe vile and disgusting threats and talk of violence become so common place that the NUTS no longer stand out. This guy was not a dem or repub, he is mentally ill,....Maybe he would have been taken more serious of we weren't hearing violent speech and thinly veiled death threats regularly.
I hope this is the last time a little girl with big dreams goes to meet her elected official and falls victim to violence
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:08 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by m-avi at 1:11 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by Bethsunshine at 1:15 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by Astraea_79 at 1:23 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
How can one say there won't be finger pointing, when this is exactly why this event occurred.. out of hatred. Is there someone to blame? Yes, there is. There always is. But you have to remember that every time you open your mouth to bash or speak bad of someone, a child or a person with mental issues might be listening and hearing something totally different.
THIS^. Yes, I agree about this little girl. Wrong place and wrong time..collateral damage.
I wish people ( politicians included) would think, long and hard about what they say, film and record, where they say it and post it
Answer by Sisteract at 1:37 PM on Jan. 9, 2011