When a person stops valuing life, a part of him ceases to be bound by love, decency, and respect, by rational thought, and the thought of others.
When a person stops valuing life, their bond to the rest of humankind is broken. No law or rule will repair that bond. And though it may give us a false sense of comfort, no law or rule will prevent the bond to humanity from being broken.
The only way to fight such darkness is by living a life connected to others; by valuing others and placing value in ourselves; by living in the light of hope and optimism, and doing what we can to bring others into that light.
The tragedy in Las Vegas, and indeed, in every tragic moment we face as people, is healed not through words on paper, but by the power of connecting with others out of compassion; by forging new bonds of human kindness and strengthening the old ones, so that we all can lift our heads high, and take another step into the light life has to offer.
This was originally posted to the Facebook account of Reform Party of Virginia Chairman, Michael Hackmer, and later shared as a post on the Reform Party of Virginia blog as a statement.
The Reform Party of Virginia is a political party that is focused on providing solutions to our local, state, regional and national challenges. We are not driven by ideology, but by an openness to listening to others and working across society and politics to create policies to help improve the lives of all Americans.
REFORM PARTY OF VIRGINIA
The Reform Party is a centrist, independent, and solutions-oriented political party, committed to best representing the needs of the American people.
We were founded by independent voters (the largest voting bloc in America), and remain the only political party in America to successfully change policy direction in Washington, DC, and across state capitals.
We are committed to building a strong organization, ending the corrupt two-party system, and restoring power to the people.