Peace at Home

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LEE’S SUMMIT, AUGUST 21, 2013 – Chris Lane a 22-year-old athlete from Melbourne Australia was killed for no reason – other than the boredom of the two or three teenagers that killed him –  as he jogged in Duncan Oklahoma on Friday.

Two teenagers, 15 and 16 years old were charged with first degree murder and ordered held without bond.  A third teenager, a 17-year-old was accused of being an accessory after the fact for driving a vehicle while a weapon was discharged.

According to Police Chief Dan Ford the boys had the simplest of motives – overcoming a boring end to their summer vacation.  Apparently the 17-year-old had told officers that they were bored and killed Lane for “the fun of it”.

My heart goes out to the family of Chris Lane.  The senselessness of the killing hits deep to anyone with children, friends, or family anywhere.

So my question is where is the outrage?  Boredom as the triggering point for killing someone: is truly heinous.  It is not about gun violence, if you get bored to kill with a gun, eventually you’re going to get bored to kill with a knife, or a baseball bat, or some other weapon.

Where is President Obama on this senseless killing with international ramifications?

Where is Reverend Al Sharpton on this crime committed out of boredom?

Where is Reverend Jesse Jackson on this horrible travesty?

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Where are the countless sit ins, stand ins, walk ins, talk ins to bring attention to this senseless killing of a person just simply running down the street?

Where are the thousands of news stories condemning the problem of bored teenagers, teenagers that should have a job but the unemployment is so high they have time to be bored?

Where is the outrage America?

How many more Chris Lanes do we need?

Why does a clown wearing an Obama mask (who doesn’t remember the Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton masks) at a Missouri rodeo get more press coverage, indignation and outrage than the senseless murder of an Australian young man running down the street – killed just because they were bored?

The truly disgusting part of the American press is that they’ve lost their ability to think clearly on their own.  The narrative is set, the stories that fit the paradigm get told, the rest are put on page five or deeper.

Media outrage is reserved for those things that fit their desired narrative; the rest is insignificant.

A clown at a rodeo deserves a week of news.  It deserves a man banned from being a clown at the Missouri State Fair – YET EVERYONE THAT WAS INVOLVED IS STILL ALIVE!  Chris Lane is dead.

Weigh the two, and tell me which makes your heart boil the most?  Look at yourself in the mirror and think about you being killed by a bored passerby.  Think of your child, your neighbor, your friend, or even the kid every morning at the bus stop – any or all of them – killed just because someone was bored.

Now tell me this – why are you not truly outraged with the absolute dismal coverage this story is getting in the news.

Boredom is not about guns; boredom is about having nothing to do because you have no work to do, or responsibilities pinned upon you.

It is shameful that we’re not doing more, talking more about the real problems of this country and like it all to fall neatly into “Talking Points”, “Political Agendas”, “Political Correctness” and the narrative we want to push forward regardless of the facts.

Where are the civil libertarians who should shout from the roof tops that this young man’s civil rights were violated?

Respectfully Submitted

The Lee’s Summit Conservative