Palin, Beck not to blame for Az. shooting

My heart aches for the victims of the horrible shooting in Arizona, and my prayers are with the victims and their loved ones.

However, before we even know the full story of what possessed this young man to do this horrific act, there are those who are pointing their fingers, blaming talk radio, Fox News and people like Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck.

For those of you who think this psycho read the wrong message into what talk radio and Fox report, then you also have to be classified as a psycho.

I have never heard anything on talk radio, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck or anyone at Fox that would even suggest violence or hatred.

I've attended several rallies in Washington, and they were very peaceful, almost spiritual.

You don't think Hollywood any many of their movies suggest violence? How about some of the TV shows. They don't suggest violence? People complain about the way young girls dress nowadays, don't you think they are impressed by their rock star idols? Rap music. Have you ever listened to the lyrics in some songs? They suggest nothing but violence.

One of our most important freedoms is freedom of speech. You cannot take away from one and not take it away from all.

Look what happened to John Lennon. Was there something that Mark David Chapman heard that suggested for him to shoot John Lennon? When President Reagan was shot by John Hinckley Jr., he did it in an effort to impress Jodie Foster. Did anyone suggest this to him?

Sadly there are sick people among us, but we can't silence some because it might impress a sick mind, for if you do, you silence everyone.

Grace Lamana, Severna Park

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