Food for Thought

Perhaps you have already seen this or come in contact with excerpts over the past 10 years. I was recently forwarded portions of a speech given on Thursday, May 27, 1999, by Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, who was invited to speak to the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee.

In my own typical, personal due diligence fashion, I sought out the whole speech rather than portions. I discovered via our information highway (the internet) that indeed there is controversy surrounding everything from where the speech was given to who was in the room, the listener’s response, ultimate outcome, lack of “practical solutions” or factual evidence cited, surrounding context when the speech is forwarded, etc, etc.

I am more interested in the content of the speech itself, which I have posted as “Food for Thought.” I believe it is in its complete form: