The Death of a Good Man

Liviu Librescu, professor from Israel, holocaust survivor, and a good man: may you rest in peace with our deep and ever-abiding respect.

genpic.jpgTragedies sometimes make heroes of those you would least suspect — Liviu Librescu saved some students of his class at Virginia Tech by holding the door against Seung Hui Cho, while his Students jumped out the window. He died to gunshots from Seung.

Liviu Librescu, professor from Israel, holocaust survivor, and a good man: may you rest in peace with our deep and ever-abiding respect.

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of G-d, I will do.
Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)

Virginia Tech Shooter Named

That said, the bill of rights protects the rights of “the people” generally interpreted to mean the citizens of the United States. Does this protection extend to visitors on Visa?

The Virginia Tech shooter was named this morning, he is Seung Cho Hui, a student in-country with legal visa from South Korea.

Whenever an evil person creates a tragedy like this some folks jump on the news feeding frenzy to gain notoriety for their political cause. That’s bound to happen again here.

 So for those who were ready to call this a terrorist event, not the case. For those wondering about illegal immigration, not the case. For gun control advocates; you are probably still holding with bated breath about whether the guns were legal or not.

 Regardless, all of the second guessing is non productive — what’s important is to recognize  that the responsibility for this goes to Seung Cho Hui, an evil man, now dead.

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