remarshall9134 Ruth Marshall
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
“Shame on you” words uttered today by an observer in the Senate when a washed down version of gun legislation failed to pass. I didn’t believe it when Senator Reid said taking out the teeth of the legislation, banning automatic “war type” weapons and clips with a greater than ten bullet capacity would make the laws passage more likely.
Unlike Senator Reid I wasn’t willing to trust this version of the GOP, it is their actions that should be judged, so they filibuster forcing the vote to be sixty members not the majority rule like any other piece of law would need.
This is how democracy dies if we are not vigilant, when a majority of polled Americans support it, how does the NRA and a minority of the Senate keep it from becoming a reality? When did we walk through the looking glass in to this Wonderland, where as Senator Rubio said today “I have stuck my neck out for gay marriage and immigration I don’t have the cover to do this”. When do you need cover to do the right thing? When did we let that happen America? How can we allow folks to become life time politicians who represent the funders of their next re election campaign and not “We the People?”
Well for those of you living in MA cheering this set back know this, the efforts of our FBI, BPD, and the Attorney Generals are being hampered because the NRA successfully helped defeat a bill that required taggets in gun powder so it could be tracked back to it’s point of sale.
Yes it appears the NRA is a terrorist’s best friend whether they are wielding a gun or a bomb. Rather than protect us, the Senate has decided to sacrifice us to their greed. Believe me they are making money and at the end of the day you better believe for the NRA that is what it is all about.
Tell your reasons to the Richards who lost their 8 year old Monday in that bomb blast, whose five year old sister lost a leg, whose mother suffered a concussion. Tell that to the seven people who had amputations today. The one hundred and seventy six wounded and the families of the three dead. Why not track gun powder so that our law enforcement under so much pressure to bring people to justice have the tools to do so.
Why not back ground checks for all weapon sales no matter who the buyer or seller is? The GOP is happy to go back when it suits them, won’t consider equal pay for women, gays should have no rights and should march back to the closet, abortion, head start, social security turn all of that back. But go back and reinstitute the automatic gun ban of the ninety’s that they can’t hear.
Well we need to speak louder and vow not to give up on this fight, 2014 is coming and we need to know how everyone voted and do our best to help the opponent of the ones who got it so wrong today.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Dr. Stephanie E. Myers and Senator Curren Price, endorsed candidate for 9th District, at event in Los Angeles, CA.President Obama and Vice President Biden meet with Moms of gun violence victims at White House, March 28, 2013. Members of BW4Positive Change helped reach out to Moms and attended event.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
By Ruth Marshall, BW4PosChange/DC
Thank you, Mr. President, for being a family man
To your two little girls and your beautiful wife
And in showing compassion every way you can
While encouraging others to do what’s right
Thank you, Mr. President, for taking on the task
When other elected officials wanted to ignore
The preservation and expansion of the middle class
As a sturdy ladder for many of the poor
Thank you, Mr. President, for closing 2 wars
Allowing our brave soldiers to come home
To join their families as never before
Even though at times you had to stand alone
Thank you, Mr. President, for your acknowledgment
That so many citizens are unduly weighted down
By thoughtless and unnecessary actions by our government
Adverse to our country’s economic rebound
Thank you, Mr. President, for what you’ve put in place
From affordable health care, repeal of DOMA,
Safeguarding prisoners with morality and grace
To making it easier to earn a diploma
Thank you, Mr. President, for your ability to understand
The effects of global warming on the entire planet
The importance of bringing jobs back to our land
And promoting acceptance of young immigrants
WE thank you, Mr. President, for all you’ve done
To restore America’s image internationally
As a gentleman, a scholar and a statesman
Your governance as POTUS is the model we need
Thank You, Mr. President!
Friday, January 18, 2013
The First Lady just met with Inaugural citizen co-chair David Hall ahead of #MLKDay of Service: 2013pic.org/service twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/…
— FLOTUS (@FLOTUS) January 17, 2013