Thursday, November 03, 2016

Dona Nobis Pacem

In the last speech he ever gave, Robert F. Kennedy said:

"We can end the divisions within the United States. I think it's quite clear that we can work together ... We are a great country, an unselfish country, and a compassionate country."

And then, moments later,  he was shot with a handgun.

I live in Chicago, a city awash in guns, and awash in the bloodshed those guns make too, too easy.

Instead of dwelling on what we lost when we lost Bobby,  let's instead dedicate ourselves into living up to his faith in us.

Let's agree that guns kill people, and let's do what we can to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists, domestic abusers, and other violent criminals. Let's vote for candidates who will stand up to the gun lobby and close the loopholes that allow guns to end up in the wrong hands.

Come on, America! We can do this!

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  1. This is a very pertinent topic, as guns bring the opposite of peace. Thanks for this viewpoint, and for making us think.

  2. A great cause and may there be more peace in your city and the world.

  3. Anonymous6:43 PM

    Stopping by to wish you peace!

  4. "And then, moments later, he was shot with a handgun." Chilling.

    We CAN do this.
    I'm glad your passion for peace is always part of our peace efforts.
    Wishing you peace in your own life and the community in which you live. ~ Mimi

  5. Good post. I haven't participated in the blog blast for peace in a few years; I keep forgetting about it. Here's to hoping next week doesn't prove to be a bloody one.

  6. Anonymous11:25 AM

    Pawkisses for a Peaceful Weekend :) <3

  7. Amen!

    Prayers for the forthcoming elections added to the annual Peace ones.

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