Friday April 5, 2013

I would like very much to ask our elected representatives (they are not leaders) just exactly how many lives their elected positions are worth.

I would ask Democrats as well as Republicans this question. Joe Manchin, Harry Reid, Heidi Heitkamp, Mark Begich, and Jon Tester as well as Chuck Grassley, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham -- how many lives are your Senate seats worth?

Are they worth the 20 dead children in Newtown Connecticut, the students killed at Virginia Tech, the unsuspecting people at that theater in Aurora Colorado? I really wonder how many more people they will sacrifice to maintain their elected positions?

Do not call them leaders. They are the defenders of the gun manufacturers and their lobbyist -- the National Rifle Association.

BARBARA ROBERTS

Becket