Yet again another embarrassing moment for the US

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    Quite frankly I get more and more embarrassed being an American every year. The concept of sensationalizing the death of a federal judge and the near death of a congress woman, when 18 other people were shot or killed is insane. Could someone tell me what makes the life of an individual holding a public office so much important than anyone else? If public servants are so sacred, why do we send many of them to their deaths in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Djibouti and Somalia?

    I believe this man gets it.

     
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    Perhaps this was close to sensationalizing, but the country was mourning with these families. The real question is why don't we do that for the true heroes that give up their lives overseas in harms way? There ae just too many and people would claim that would be political.

    So we must honor them anyway everyday in our prayers. And that is not sensationalizing.
     
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    Mourning not only our oversees "heroes" but for the ten of thousands of foreign deaths that we are responsible for would be a good idea. It would raise public awareness.
     
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    Gotta get those votes. "Never let a good tragedy go to waste." - (D) Rahm Emanuel.
     
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    If you are embarassed by your country find another. It's just that simple. Sail away sounds like a good plan.
     
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    If you want to pique public awareness, ya' gotta us terms like "communist"..."marxist"...or, the new bogeyman; "terrorist".....ALL brought-to-you (more-often-than-not) by Corporate America!!

    (Some Deaths take a little-longer, than others....)

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    for some reason most Americans seem to be big time into hero worship.
    If not a politician it is a sports figure or sitcom show star or even a race car driver.
    I am not sure why we do this so much. Perhaps if wee had a royal family to worship this perverse craving would be sated?
    I honestly do not know since whatevwer makes people that way is thankfully missing from me.
    I have no heroes.
     
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    When, people like me leave, who will pay taxes so government interest only debt payments?
     
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    Agreed to the fullest. IHO the whole political/military hero thing as a fascist attribute. I see the life of the 9 year old girl every bit as important.
     
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    I have issues with people who will always focus on the "embarrassments" of this great nation, yet they will turn a blind eye to the great things this nation has accomplished and the charity this nation has given to countries that are less fortunate than ours. No country is perfect, but this country is far and away better than any other on Earth. For once....try focusing on that and just maybe you won't be so "embarrassed" when it doesn't live up to your expectations.
     
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