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Crazy Like a Fox

January 13, 2011 - Joselyn King
The story said a wounded fox in Belarus shot the hunter who tried to kill him. Seems the hunter thought he had been nearly successful, and was about to finish the fox off with the butt of his weapon when the fox grabbed the rifle trigger.

My question is: Do we blame Fox News? It seems it was clearly a case of self-defense.

Now I don't wish to make light of recent violence in the world of politics. I also truly believe political pundits -- and especially politicians -- must be responsible when using contentious words that could inspire horrific acts from those delusional.

And as my social psychologist friend might say, mental health care reform is necessary. How often do we see those with mental issues just left to wander the streets? Especially if they are younger, there are few options for them.

But for those sound of mind. . . it's all about having personal responsibility for one's actions.

A quote I read recently comes to mind: "If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk, and spoons made Oprah fat."

I also do not think members of congress, when in the district, should always have security detail. Had U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., had a security guard with her in Tuscson, why do I suspect that security guard -- likely close beside her -- would have been among the dead or injured?

A security guard might take a bullet, but they can't stop them from happening.

Security, though, might be helpful at a townhall meeting, or a local council or school board meeting where emotions all too often run heated.

Issues that hit often hit an individual's home and life directly are discussed at these meetings. It's where tempers run the hottest, and where security might sometimes be warranted..


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