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COLUMBINE STUDENT'S FATHER 12 YEARS LATER !!
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> Guess our national leaders didn't expect this. 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.
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> 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:
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> "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.
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> "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.
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> "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.
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> 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!
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> "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.
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> "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!"
> - Darrell Scott
>
> Do what the media did not - - let the nation hear this man's speech.
> Please send this out to everyone you can.
 

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Great speech. We bring back prayer into the schools then let children come home and play video games that are kill, kill, and more kill. The problem is in farming days kids were taught what a guns true purpose was. Today that is far from what many are taught. Many are not taught at all and think when they get a gun in there hand they need to go gangsta, cause it's cool you know.
 

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Alpine Shooter said:
Sort of like some Catholics going to church on Saturday night then to the bar till 2am.
Yeah, and it's only Catholics who might do that. You sir are a piece of work, and otherwise. I can't believe this didn't get deleted off here. . Way to go taking a positive thread and tossing a divisionary tone to it....Nice. Why don't you pontificate to us all what religious denomination you are and why it is so perfect like you.
 

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That is clearly heart-felt and so very true. Most of our politicians are spineless and full of a fear that makes them cower in the face of political correctness. Unfortunately they have no fear of the American Citizen.
 
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