Columbine HS a good read

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JUNKKING, Apr 6, 2009.


    JUNKKING Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2009
    Just East of Pittsburgh PA
    Guess our national leaders didn't expect this, hmm? On Thursday, 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 & 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.

    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, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences 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 erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.

    "As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America, and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain.. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA -- I give to you a sincere challenge. Dare to examine your
    Own heart before casting the first stone!

    My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!"
    Do what the media did not - - let the nation hear this man's speech. Please send this out to everyone you can.
    God Bless
  2. WomenofCaliber

    WomenofCaliber New Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Wow that was a great read. Thank you for posting that JUNKKING!

  3. bcj1755

    bcj1755 New Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    A wretched hive of scum and villiany
    He is 100% correct.
  4. ilovenxstage

    ilovenxstage New Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    Very well said. Through his own personal tragedy, he had the courage to speak the TRUTH and to let all those liberal gun-hating, God hating politicians HAVE IT! Right on!
  5. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    This is just a tad bit old wouldn’t you say? May 27, 1999

    But this is a good reminder that ALL EMS services CAN NOT be held liable if they can’t, won’t or don’t help people in a time of need. Or even if you are shot by an officer.

    i. Library Victims
    The Law Enforcement Defendants’ alleged willful and wanton conduct involves the actions and omissions with respect to the 911 operator’s communications and failure to attempt to rescue the Library Victims. Also pertinent are Plaintiffs’ allegations that Harris and Klebold exchanged shots with Deputy Gardner, fired at Daniel Rohrbough and others outside the school and then entered the school. C/O 53-54. Under circumstances where Harris and Klebold were just observed shooting at people outside the library’s exterior entrance, the Law Enforcement Defendants’ failure to attempt a rescue of the Library Victims through the exterior entrance and, in essence, telling them to stay put, does not, as a matter of law, amount to willful and wanton conduct. In addition, while the Law Enforcement Defendants’ decision to “secure the perimeter” and not enter the school might constitute negligence or arguably gross negligence, I conclude that the Law Enforcement Defendants’ actions or omissions do not constitute willful and wanton conduct 15 sufficient to abrogate governmental immunity under Colorado law. See Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13- 21-102(1)(16); Moody, 885 P.2d 200; Pettingell v. Moede, 129 Colo. 484, 271 P.2d 1038 (1954). Consequently, I conclude Claim One based on the Law Enforcement Defendants’ conduct with respect to the Library Victims is barred by the Colorado Governmental Immunity

    2. Individual Liability
    “It is widely recognized that all law enforcement officials have an affirmative duty to
    intervene to protect the constitutional rights of citizens from infringement by other law enforcement officers in their presence." Anderson v. Branen, 17 F.3d 552, 557 (2dCir.1994). See also Reid v. Wren, 57 F.3d 1081, 1995 WL 339401 *2 (10th Cir. 1995)quoting Anderson, 17 F.3d at 557. Thus, an officer who is present but fails to intervene to prevent another law enforcement official from infringing a person's constitutional rights is liable if the "officer had reason to know ... that any constitutional violation has been committed by a law enforcement official[ ] and the officer had a realistic opportunity to intervene to prevent the harm from occurring." Yang v. Hardin, 37 F.3d 282, 285 (7th Cir.1994) (emphasis omitted); see also Anderson, 17 F.3d at 557.

  6. graehaven

    graehaven Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    It's old, yes. But, it's likely been forgotten by all that heard it in that room.

    They should have to hear it every year on the anniversary of that horrible crime.

    I refuse to call stuff like that a tragedy. It's not. Natural disasters are tragedies, not criminal activity. I HATE it when it gets re-labeled.
  7. Brian48

    Brian48 New Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    Very good read. Some of the moonbats in my state (MA) should read this.
    Of course, anything sensible like this would NEVER make the news here.
  8. GMFWoodchuck

    GMFWoodchuck New Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    Binghamton, NY

    Sounds like my state NY.