Monday, September 28, 2009

A Murder in Kentucky

Recently, the body of a part-time Census worker, Bill Sparkman, was found bound, naked, and hung with "FED" written on his chest in marker. It was a gruesome scene to say the least, but not quite as gruesome as the Left's attempt to pin this on conservatives, especially Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.

I'll be the first to admit that the Right has anti-government people on its side, and some of those folks aren't exactly on speaking terms with reality. However, it should be pointed out that these type of people on the right are no different than the environmental and animal rights groups like the ELF and the ALF on the Left: fringe players that take an idea to an extreme that their more mainstream counterparts would not advocate.

With law enforcement still investigating the murder, it's easy to get caught up in the speculation game, which is one reason Leftists are trying to pin the murder on people like Beck and Limbaugh. However, it's just as easy to pin the murder on others, such as drug dealers. From what I've read, Sparkman was found is a neck of the woods (literally) where people have meth labs and pot fields, and it's just as likely that Sparkman could have stumbled upon such an operation during his Census job. Granted, this is also just speculation, but it's speculation that isn't being taken into consideration by those pinning the murder on the Right.

Until the final reports come in, it's premature to blame anybody for Sparkman's death, but it's never premature to express sorrow at the family's loss. As quick as we are to point fingers, are we as quick to show kindness to the family during this time of duress? Left or Right, Democrat or Republican, that's someone we all can do, and really should do.

If we have the time to say "Glenn Beck is responsible for Sparkman's death," we have time to say, "Sparkman family, we are so sorry for your loss."

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