After reading the the resolution passed by the House of Representatives, the Barometer felt duly chastised. However, the Barometer and hundreds of millions of other Americans did nothing wrong. So, in response to the House of Representatives:
Whereas, hundreds of millions of us live our lives daily trying our darnedest to live a single admonition: Love one another.
Whereas, hundreds of millions of us admonish those around us when their words or actions are cruel to others and apologize sincerely when we have been cruel and, as part of repentance and forgiveness, seek to do better.
Whereas, hundreds of millions of us reach out to those who have been harmed by cruel words or actions with expressions of concern and love and offers to make things right.
Whereas, hundreds of millions of us long for elected officials to live by these simple rules and learn to love, admit, apologize, admonish, and heal (and preferably without the need for a week of debate and a 1300-word lecture).Also, when exercising righteous indignation, it is always helpful to actually note the impetus for the need for correction – i.e., a passing mention for what got your justifiable outrage rolling, not a litany of harms committed by everyone but the impetus, whereas).