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5 years 26 weeks ago, 5:51 PM

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Guess
our national leaders didn't expect this, hmm? 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.

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:

"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 f or answers.

"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.

"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.

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!

" 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.

"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!"

Do
what the media did not - - let the nation hear this man's
speech.. Please send this out to everyone you
can. God
Bless

Ron Paul 2012 III
5 years 26 weeks ago, 1:58 AM

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Nitris, where did you find this info at?

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"
5 years 26 weeks ago, 3:01 AM

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thought it might be interesting read. This is old news but good news

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5 years 26 weeks ago, 4:25 AM

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damn good

I know this is old, but like this guy's attitude

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5 years 26 weeks ago, 5:42 AM

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THANKS PAL, for this post. never read this before.. gonna "copy and paste" and send it around.

I have reasons for the things I do, just don't expect them to be reasonable
5 years 26 weeks ago, 9:06 AM

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ivantank

You might edit the date to make it truthful. As it reads, it sounds like this happened last week, or even today (thursday when I am typing this).

Also, be aware that this is an exact transcript, but there is some framework that sets him in a different place than it actually happened. On 27 May 1999 a month after the terrorists killed students at Columbine High School, the House Judiciary Committee's subcommitte (not a special session of congress) on crime held hearings on "Pending Firearms Legislation and the Administration's Enforcement of Current Gun Laws". There were 10 people present to testify, of which Mr. Scott was one. Also present was Wayne La peirre (NRA), John Lott (Professor can not remember which school), Eric Holden (Attorney General), and as luck would have it, I can not remember the rest this morning. I am sure this information is somewhere on the internet.

I guess my point being that Mr. Scott did stand up for logic in a very trying time, but this story has been spun to imbellish and politicize his actions. caveat emptor

clint

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5 years 26 weeks ago, 9:10 AM

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To be honest clintlebo

I printed it for the poem. Guess next time thats all I'll print.

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5 years 26 weeks ago, 9:15 AM

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Nitris

I was not commenting on you, I am glad someone keeps this transcript alive, I was merely pointing out that we all must be careful of what we just post. Schuyler has called me on it a couple of times. It is easy to just take something and send it down the line. People know this on all sides of the political spectrum, so they tweak and fine tune the information to make it say what fits their agenda. I was trying to cut through that part to make the poem you posted more poinant.

clint

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5 years 26 weeks ago, 9:17 AM

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clint..

I been workin on sending this around for some time now, but i agree with nitris in that the poem made the piece

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5 years 26 weeks ago, 11:25 AM

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No problem bud, glad you did, at least they know where and when it was written, and where it was stated and who stated it. I agree we have to be careful how and what we make statements about, the lets see.....other side will bend everything you say to met there agenda. We gun owners have to stick togther, or we will be divided from our guns.

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