Amen. May we never give them a single moment of glory by speaking or writing their names. They want to secure immortality by shooting their way into our history books. They feel invisible in life so they want their name permanently imprinted on the heart of America and we must not give them that victory.

I have two children, Alaina (15) and Alex (11). Until last week, Florida had an Alaina and an Alex, too. And a Cara, a Luke, a Carmen, and a Nicholas. A Peter. Joaquin. Alyssa. Meadow. Gina. Martin. Jaime. Luke. Helena. Scott. And Chris.

Those are the only names that matter.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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