Friday, January 14, 2011

More Tucson Links

I know it has been a long depressing week for the thousands of Americans that have been watching Tucson and the debate surrounding what did or didn't contribute to that tragedy. While I hope we are all learning, grieving, recovering, finding hope and believing in what is great about this country, I know that it will be a long time before those who were directly affected by what happened in Tucson are able to completely do the same. In the meantime, let's keep the dialogue open.

Here are some links that I think speak to what we can learn from Tucson and what we can collectively do as a country to address the glaringly obvious flaws in our mental health care system, the dangerous gun laws we currently have in place, and our national civil discourse:
As President Obama said in his speech in Tucson, "[i]f this tragedy prompts reflection and debate -- as it should -- let’s make sure it’s worthy of those we have lost."

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