June 6, 2012
Daniel Gould to Jim Driscoll
ABORTION: We have been through all the arguments. Abortion is not murder because the fetus doesn't meet the requirements of human life as defined by medical and biological science. And this is why the Supreme Court affirmed in Wade vs Roe that abortion was a legal option to the woman involved. And, once again, you keep insisting that you are not imposing your will on the rest of us but that is exactly what you are doing when you insist it is murder and that the law should be changed to reflect that. As to how I feel deep in my heart, I leave it up the the woman. It is for her to decide if she is violating a Law of God, not you.
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: As I keep saying I am against it and you concede that it is sometimes misused used because of circumstantial evidence. Enough said! As to the cost of keeping people incarcerated in jail for life I am anxious to hear your justification of California three strikes and your out law? One of the first person sent back to prison, under this provision, was for his crime of stealing a pizza slice. That pizza slice is going to cost California $1,600,000 assuming the man lives on for 40 years at a cost of $40,000/year for his imprisonment. Economical and morally INSANE!!!! Les Miserables is alive and well and living in California!
I'm not quiet sure I understand the last statement but if you mean that executing the wrong person is my only argument against capital punishment, well there is NO better one. PERIOD!
You say "Let's see the criminal hurt your family..." I have read of convicts, while on death row, who have received letters from family members of someone they murdered. Cards arrive on the dead persons birthday with the message "he/she would have been 17, 40 or 55 years old today had it not been for you." Do we send the drunk driver to the gas house because he killed someone with his car? No. He is convicted of manslaughter and gets anywhere from five to ten. Should they not be executed for the sake of the dead person's family? You go down a very dangerous road both legally and morally.
"Life in prison is not worse than death." YOu speak this with a authoritative voice. From the first hand prison accounts I have read it sure is. The prisons of Arizona and probably all other states do NOT have air-conditioning; the food is not edible; the noise "drives you nuts;" you fear death constantly not from the state but the psycho in the next cell or in the shower. If you're lucky, someone will only shove their cock into your ass and not a shiv into your belly.
June 17, 2012
Jim Driscoll to Daniel Gould
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
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
"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.
"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
"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
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
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.