The Quotidian, January 10, 2011 ~ A Quote from Gabrielle Giffords

“We know that silence equals consent when atrocities are committed against innocent men, women and children. We know that indifference equals complicity when bigotry, hatred and intolerance are allowed to take root. And we know that education and hope are the most effective ways to combat ignorance and despair.” ~ Gabrielle Giffords (born June 8, 1970)

Gabrielle Giffords is an American politician in the Democratic Party. She is currently serving in the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona.

This is an eloquent and deeply intelligent quotation from a hard-working member of Congress who believes in bipartisanship. I have been deeply impressed with excerpts from Giffords’ interviews with NPR hosts and correspondents (aired on NPR January 8, 2011).

I wish Gabrielle Giffords – and others injured in the shooting – a complete and speedy recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims, their families and friends.

Blessings to the memory of the deceased. Rest in peace. 

[Source for quotation: a post on Rep Giffords’ official Facebook page by Karin Have, January 9, 2011. Date and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed January 9, 2011.]

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About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to The Quotidian, January 10, 2011 ~ A Quote from Gabrielle Giffords

  1. An especially beautiful and poignant quote, especially in light of the recent and senseless tragedy. Thanks for the comfort and inspiration.
    Write on,
    Carolyn

  2. Carolyn, very well said (written). Thank you for your comments.

    You are most welcome. Blessings, Andy

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