By Linda L Barton
Every once and a while our elected officials do something that catches us by surprise. Unfortunately, those in the MSM did not feel the need to report what happened. I guess it didn’t fit into their agenda.
On Valentine’s Day last month, a crazed shooter walked into a Florida High School and murdered seventeen innocent souls. Immediately afterward, those on the Left began their usual demands for stronger gun control laws and, of course, made the normal claims of how no one needs to own an assault weapon. I’m still waiting for someone to explain to me just what is an assault weapon, but so far no one has given me an accurate answer.
On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, with the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High still fresh in everyone’s minds, the school’s students marched on the Florida State Capitol to lobby for gun control and school safety. However, on this same day, the Florida House passed a measure aimed at bringing light back to their schools.
What does that mean, you ask? Well, I promise in this day of separation of church and state you will be as surprised as I was because they passed a bill titled HB 839. What this miraculous bill does is it requires all public schools to post the state motto, In God, We Trust in a conspicuous place. Yep, you read that right. The Florida House voted to bring God back into their schools.
Sponsor Rep. Kim Daniels, a Jacksonville Democrat who runs her own ministry, said Florida needed the legislation, given what’s going on in the state. Yeah, you read that right, Rep. Daniels is a DEMOCRAT.
“He (God) is not a Republican or a Democrat. He is not black or white,” Daniels said. “He is the light, and our schools need light in them like never before.”
She spoke directly of the school shooting and said it’s no secret the state has gun issues which must be addressed.
“But the real thing that needs to be addressed are issues of the heart,” Daniels said.
She went on to mention video games as an example, saying children are being trained to become virtual assassins. Things might be getting so bad, Daniels suggested, that people will come to realize problems are much larger than politics.
“We cannot put God in a closet when the issues we face are bigger than us,” she said, urging her fellow colleagues to back the bill.
Then something amazing happened, the bill passed 97-10. Once the bill passed, the members joined in a standing ovation. However, the Florida Senate has yet to take up a companion bill in any committees. Hopefully, they will join those in the House and pass this bill. I also pray other states will take Florida’s lead and do the same.
If you found this article informative, please share it with your family and friends. May God bless the USA and may God bless you and your families.