In the book of Ecclesiastes, the writer expresses views on the order of life’s events. It is a well known and often read statement about the ebb and flow of the circumstances of life and the many contrasting events that make up human existence.
In verse 7 of chapter 3, the writer says “. . . a time to be silent and a time to speak.”
For too long, too many have remained too silent about the need for meaningful control of gun ownership in this country. For too long, too many have wept silently over the graves of children who have been needlessly murdered because someone too easily was able to access weapons of mass destruction.
It is time to stop the silence. It is time to speak. It is time for our leaders to lead. Otherwise the weeping will go unchecked and the laughter of children silenced forever.
About Olson Huff, MD
Olson Huff is a pediatrician, author, husband, father of three sons and grandfather of four dynamic and growing grandchildren.
Often described as a visionary leader and eclectic thinker, his efforts have always been to acknowledge the power, value and delight to be found in ALL children.
As a pediatrician he has used his skills as a clinician to provide healing, as an author his words to reveal the spirit of children and as an advocate to plead their case from the state house of politics to the White House of policy changes.
His vision is that ALL children will have the very best start in life from their earliest years of development to the brightness of the future they aspire to shape. He believes ALL children have a right to affordable, quality health care, clean and safe environments and homes that cherish their presence.
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How right you are Olson!! Enough of all the guns. Enough of all the needless violence. Jay
AMEN!!!! John LaMotte
Here is a song by Debbie Friedman to provide strength in times of sadness:
I hope that it helps to provide some comfort in times like these
Thanks for sharing your thoughts
I agree time for somebody to speak up!!
Well, my friend, I thought that when Reagan was shot, some slack would be felt among NRA members toward more control. I am devistated today both by what happened and by the lack of ANY leverage to which to appeal and support. I just don’t see any help from Brady. I don’t know what else God can do than to allow any clearer message to people who feel they have a right to even outstrip police in their fire power of weapons. Jesus. The prince of peace probably still is not popular with NRAs. And further, Olson, if the right (not to bear arms, that is such a inane defense for guns ownership) to own any gun is not enough, becoming a parent is met with a roll in the hay for no pay. Isn’t it just as bad, Olson? This is a very very serious situation re: rights and responsibility thing. Grandson, Kai, with very responsible parents, deserves more than this. Peace, for God’s sake, peace, Cecil
From: “Olson Huff, MD” >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Sent: Friday, December 14, 2012 4:44 PM >Subject: [New post] It Is Time > >Olson Huff, MD posted: “In the book of Ecclesiastes, the writer expresses views on the order of life’s events. It is a well know and often read statement about the ebb and flow of the circumstances of life and the many contrasting events that make up human existence. In verse” >
Right on once again, Olson. How many more must die from mass shootings before our national decision-makers find the courage, conviction and wisdom to craft and pass effective laws: 1) that will limit or deny access to the semi-automatic weapons of mass destruction; 2) that will require gun locks and storage of guns in locked cases, 3) that will modify the culture of violence that our young people are exposed to daily in the media and in video games; and 4) that will fund adequate access to mental health screenings and interventions to identify and treat at risk, unstable individuals. It is time for all of us who care about children and life to speak up… Molly