As I was listening to the teenagers who so eloquently and passionately spoke at the March For Our Lives today, I realized there are a host of similarities between the efforts to reform gun laws and those to reform statutes of limitation for child sex abuse, especially now that the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who survived the mass shooting last month have elevated the issue in the consciousness of Americans voters.
- First, survivors fighting for the cause are the only ones who really know what it was like to experience the trauma.
- Second, the traumatic event turns out to not be the worst part. Living with it for the rest of your life is.
- Third, a choice that should be a no-brainer is made complicated by a group that is primarily responsible for the trauma in the first place.
- Fourth, the obstructionists are protecting their own financial interests at the expense of the victims.
- Fifth, there are greedy politicians willing to be pawns of the deep-pocketed lobbyists.
The time is now to make change happen thanks to the attention brought to these issues respectively by the #NeverAgain and #MeToo movements.
Against responsible gun reform, we have the pro-gun lobby, aka the NRA and regarding the CVA it’s the Catholic Church in that role. The politicians willing to sell their vote to the highest bidder are the same on both issues, most often Republicans.
The lives of children, whether they’re potentially being shot or sexually molested, are in the hands of these politicians, their choice seemingly resting on who offers them the most or threatens them the least.
If they don’t choose the well being of children VOTE THEM OUT !!!