I tolerated enough balderdash on a media message board and then I let loose with the following response:
Who of you has the list of magic words that could have prevented the shooting?
Who of you could have uttered the key phrases in just the right format...that would have changed the shooter's mind?
(breeze blows a tumbleweed through the room)
Mm hmm...yet, here you are...gathered together and picking at a good idea...like crows tearing at road kill on a rural highway. The truth is that not one of you could have changed what happened. Blah, blah, blah alright. You can bandy your words around like tether balls here but what commentary will you offer to make this overall bad situation any better?
If you are suddenly invited into the official discussion...if your chair is pulled up to the table...what will you say that will reverse those headlines that are waiting to be read in the future?
How will you change the story?
If you think you can do better than the people in the White House, then please start now...if you sincerely believe that you can cook up a new Soup of Salvation...then get to it. People's lives are at stake here. And if you are sure that the wisdom of God Almighty has tumbled off His shoulder and fallen down from Heaven and hit you in the head...then open your mouth and share it with the rest of us.
If not then let the Summit run its course and hope that some worthwhile good comes out of it. Right now, I am putting more faith in that series of upcoming meetings than in the snide bashing that's being posted on this media message board.