Gabby Giffords is a Democratic member of the House of Representatives. In January she was shot, along with 16 other people while she sponsored an event where she could interact with her constituents face to face. The event, called Town Meeting On The Corner, was held in a public place and invited citizens to discuss issues with their representative.
What it’s not about, is whether or not she was a Democrat or Republican or whether she was for or against gun control or immigration policies. It’s not about whether to repeal the health care laws or enacting policies to help stabilize the economy. It’s just not as simple as that. I say this with assurance because of the nine year old who also lost her life because she accompanied her parent to the grocery store. My guess is that national politics was not on the mind of that child when she decided to go to the store that Saturday morning.
This, I fear, is a complex story that does not have a real end, because it is about us. This story is only one chapter in how Americans interact with their government. It’s about us because it tells how dreams are forged by the people and events around us, and it tells how these dreams are then sent out into the world. This resonates with me because it asks very directly, 'What dreams are you willing to put out in the world?'
My story starts this way… I'm going to college so I can teach....