After Las Vegas, Let’s Stop Politicizing and Start Unifying

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Monday, October 2, 2017


Last night, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock took to a concert in Las Vegas to murder 58 people, while injuring at least 515 others.

You would hope that maybe, just maybe, people would be mature enough to wait at least a day to politicize the deadliest shooting in American history, but no.

Many went straight to twitter this morning, such as Hillary Clinton.

Clinton waited a whopping 12 hours to go on a political twitter rant. Yet still, Clinton had the audacity to tell Americans to “put politics aside.”


From “politics aside,” to bashing the NRA, how could one tweet be so contradictory?

Clinton is not the only one politicizing the tragedy. Log into Twitter to see many liberals advocating for gun control, and many conservatives retaliating in defense of the Second Amendment.

If your initial reaction to the deadliest shooting in American history is to argue your position on gun control, then you’re nothing but a divisive attention seeker. Grow up.

To conservatives who feel the need to defend their position, please wait. Trust me, I am a firm believer of Andrew Breitbart’s punch-back mentality, but now is not the time.

Today should be about uniting, not dividing. Instantly taking sides is exactly what people like Stephen Paddock want us to do. How can we unite against evil if we’re too busy arguing amongst ourselves?

After a poor response to Charlottesville last month, today, President Trump delivered a strong, uniting, faith-based speech:

“To the families of the victims, we are praying for you and we are here for you and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period.”

The president went on to emphasize the importance of faith.

“Scripture teaches us the Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. We seek comfort in those words for we know that God lives in the hearts of those who grieve.”

I have been quite critical of the president’s divisive ways as of late, but I must give him credit for this tremendous speech. President Trump spoke of uniting in prayer and finding comfort through God.

Whether you want gun control or not does not matter today.

From vicious hurricanes to the deadliest shooting in its history, America is suffering. Tweets and Facebook comments won’t help us recover: God will. I don’t want to see arguments for or against gun control. I want to see prayer and unity.

Patrick is the Vice President of Lone Conservative and a journalism major at the University of Maryland. He has written in the Washington Free Beacon, Washington Examiner, Media Research Center, Townhall, FEE, and more. Outside of politics, he is a devout Catholic and passionate Baltimore sports fan.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.


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About Patrick Hauf

Patrick is the Vice President of Lone Conservative and a journalism major at the University of Maryland. He has written in the Washington Free Beacon, Washington Examiner, Media Research Center, Townhall, FEE, and more. Outside of politics, he is a devout Catholic and passionate Baltimore sports fan.

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