Too many times we in the United States have woken up to tragic news from somewhere in the world. Paris. Baghdad. Istanbul. Wardak.
from our own country. San Bernardino. Orlando. Then, yesterday
morning, two more black men shot dead, by police. Videos indicated the
shootings were not justified, and protestors took to the streets. Last
night, a protest of those shootings in Dallas turned into an attack on
police. Just before 9pm local time, snipers
opened fire on the march. Five police officers are dead, with more wounded,
We don't have all the facts yet. We don't know if it is domestic terrorism, or what we will find. We do know there are at least three shooters in custody, with others possibly on the loose, and that the attacks appear to have been coordinated.
At times of great crisis, we can only see
death and destruction, and we wonder and fear for what is to come. One thing can come out of this now, if you, my reader, lives in the United States.
Ponder those who are running for leadership positions in our country this fall. I don't just mean President, but members of Congress. Maybe even your own governor or mayor.
Think about the facts carefully. Be informed. Think about the events of the past few months, and which candidates you would have wanted in positions of power at the time. Don't vote just from emotion.
And, get out and vote. Make the choices that are right for you.
We can only hope that good will come out of what is happening, but right now, it is hard to imagine.