Dear Political Candidates;

While the shooting in Orlando isn’t the only tragedy, nor sadly, the last, it is the most recent.

As heated as the pro and con debate is about:

  • Guns.
  • Terrorism.
  • Islam.
  • Muslims.
  • Gays & LGTB.
  • Background checks.
  • Social media posts.
  • Religious beliefs.
  • Walls.
  • Etc.

Save it, please!

Those killed were brothers, daughters, cousins, uncles, friends, or coworkers. Not yours to be used as an opportunity to further your political agenda.

With all due respect, I beseech you to be the leader you want us to believe that you are by reserving “politics” and speaking only words of sorrow and comfort to those who are mourning, injured, scared, or filled with anger.

Dignity, respect, and civility is desperately needed, by all of you.

Respectfully yours,

Rosalinda Oropeza Randall, An American in mourning.