One hand in my pocket…

and for many of our Congressional members, the other one seems to be thwarting the Legislative branch of government in the US.

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“Follow the money…” (All the President’s Men, 1976). Image from Open Secrets.

I will be very pleased when the day comes – if it ever does – when money does not rule the process of voting in Congress. However, for now, “capitalism is the devil’s wet dream” (DiFranco, Serpentine, on the record Live at Carnegie Hall, April 2002), and Gabby Giffords, former Democratic representative from Arizona, wrote an op-ed for the New York Times to that effect, “A Senate in the Gun Lobby’s Grip” (Giffords, New York Times, April 17, 2013).

In light of these events, rather than regurgitate what I’ve already said on the matter, I’ll link two prior posts here, one of which, the collage of the victims of the Newtown murders, is getting quite a bit of traffic lately:

To shoot or not to shoot

Newtown Memorial Collage – Sandy Hook

Let us not forget. And let us rally together and hold our Congressional members to task to pass the legislation that might prevent additional mass homicides from happening.

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