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Politics has blotted out the existence of compassion and common decency in this country. The U.S. has a huge problem when it comes to doling out proper blame for a terrible situation. Yesterday, there was a terrible terrorist attack committed in a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Nine people were killed by a horrible person who obviously wanted to bring fear and destruction into what is supposed to be a peaceful place, but all the media wants to talk about is mental health and gun control. I have an opinion on the issues this tragedy brings forth, but I don’t think now is the time to talk about those issues. A person who committed this awful act will be turned into a poster boy for why we need more psychiatrists or less guns, but this man is a killer and a terrorist. Politicians need to stop trying to play sides on these issues, when we have a clear threat to the people of this nation who is being label as just a misguided soul who should not have been sold a gun. I understand that there are plenty of people in this country with various mental health illnesses, but I think that conversation should be ongoing, rather than used as a go to excuse anytime a criminal acts dangerously. The tragedy in Charleston should be a wake up call to politicians and the media, we need to look at the problem and work on a solution, instead of pushing political platforms. The country must come together as one to pray and show support for the city of Charleston, and the families who have lost loved ones. Politicians are way too focused on votes, and in a time like this I would love to see some humanity as we try to understand what exactly is happening in this country.