April 17th, 2013

Ignatz

A Sign of the Times

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Nearly 90% of people wanted the Senate to pass legislation to help keep guns out of the hands of lunatics & criminals.

That it didn't happen, makes me think that input from voters, to that august body, has taken on the characteristics of the button an urban pedestrian presses for those "WALK - DON'T WALK" signs, when he wants to safely cross the street.

Pushing it apparently does nothing -- except maybe to provide the illusion that the average person actually has some influence on anything that happens. Turns out, we don't.

As for the NRA - well, that another story altogether.

I'm old enough to remember a time when the U.S. Senate was the greatest deliberative body on the face of the Earth. Today it has shown itself to be little more than a motley collection of cowardly puppets, parrots & pawns. On a day when courage & statesmanship really mattered, we found the Senate sadly lacking.