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(White House)   Lend your support to get one of the heroes of Sandy Hook the Medal of Freedom   (petitions.whitehouse.gov) divider line 14
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2012-12-30 02:04:46 PM
A little under 7000 votes to go. =)
 
2012-12-30 02:16:09 PM
Signed & facebooked...
 
2012-12-30 03:51:08 PM
Nope.
 
2012-12-30 03:59:06 PM

ThatGuyGreg: Nope.


Yeah...such honors should be reserved for heroes like Nancy Reagan and Richard Petty. (rolls eyes)
 
2012-12-30 04:05:32 PM
At least it wasn't one of the police officers this time. Bunch of people had a problem with me for not calling the guys who showed up after 27 people had died heroes.
 
2012-12-30 06:27:03 PM
I don't sign online petitions, but I sincerely hope she gets it.
 
2012-12-30 07:05:19 PM
"According to initial reports..."

I would sign it with better evidence.
 
2012-12-31 01:30:46 AM
I don't like promoting one hero and not giving the rest anything. Suffer together, be happy together. True heroes don't need praise.
 
2012-12-31 04:07:29 AM
creatorDavid LTempe, AZ
December 15, 2012
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Delecrious: I don't like promoting one hero and not giving the rest anything. Suffer together, be happy together. True heroes don't need praise.


Indeed. And I take exception to feeling people have that they need to further promote people after these things happen.

I can understand the man that created the petition, it was the day after and there was much shock. But 2 weeks later to rally the internet to an online petition... seems weird and... well poor taste in my opinion but please don't take that the wrong way, I really do understand. Maybe I can explain...

Most people that receive awards after tragic occurrences usually only accept them for the sake of those desperate to reward.  The awards aren't about giving a hero anything. It's about trying to feel good afterwards... finding that silver lining.

And I can understand that and in situations I completely support it. But an online petition? That goes even further. For the people that sign this online but have no actual connection to the tragedy, they (you) should understand that what you are really doing is seeking connection, solidarity... a way to make it feel real and to feel like you did something to help.

But they don't need you now. They don't need the anonymous person on the internet helping them with a +1 and a White House petition. It's all so superficial. The only thing that is correct to do is, as Delecrious said, is to let them suffer together and recover together.

If this feels real to you, if you feel great pain or connection to this tragedy..then those feelings and issues are very real! But you need to cope with yourself, your own feelings. Look inwards, not outwards.


Escalation of emotions, ceremonies and recognition is the complete wrong way to proceed after a tragedy
... let these people fade into obscurity so they, at the least, can try to find a way to quietly move on with their lives without feeling the ever present attention of the nation staring at them. If their community feels that someone deserves special recognition, then let them do it.

/just my 2 cents, if you disagree just ignore me and go sign the petition. Honestly not here for an argument, just felt this might be something worth considering
 
2012-12-31 05:16:31 AM
I always say there should be a time buffer of 6 months for stuff like this including resulting laws and restrictions from it. Giving out awards while still emotionally attached from a distance skews the attention others or even the whole situation in general.
 
2012-12-31 05:55:39 AM
I was torn about the whole "give them all medals" thing until I realized there was one thing that seperates her.... 10 of her kids survived because she got them into a closet.
 
2012-12-31 07:46:53 AM

SubBass49: ThatGuyGreg: Nope.

Yeah...such honors should be reserved for heroes like Nancy Reagan and Richard Petty. (rolls eyes)


Yes, and this White House petition will be given far more weight than the 50 state secession petitions and the petition to deport Piers Morgan...(Gibbs slap)
 
2012-12-31 08:29:32 AM
i doubt the guvmint gives a damn about petitions. there are ways to get all the bureaucratic red tape bullshiat to end in near desired results. it usually requires lots of lawyers, connections and money.
 
2012-12-31 09:25:50 AM

KrispyKritter: i doubt the guvmint gives a damn about petitions. there are ways to get all the bureaucratic red tape bullshiat to end in near desired results. it usually requires lots of lawyers, connections and money.


Thats the beauty of this one - the medal is given out by the president to whomever he chooses. Congress isn't invovled at all. This is like going to Santa to ask for your Red Rider BB gun with a compass in the stock and a thing that tells time.

He may say "You'll shoot your eye out", but the red tape and BS is filtered out.
 
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