Last week in Uvalde, the unthinkable happened. Nineteen children and two teachers were murdered by an 18-year-old in a fourth-grade classroom. I say unthinkable because it truly is a parent’s worst nightmare to imagine this, but in the United States, mass shootings are common, and they are even common schools. The question for every American is why do we allow this to happen so frequently? What are the forces of death that keep this status quo in place? The bottom line is that our politicians care more about their power than they do our children. Their thoughts and prayers are empty and utterly useless. They are offensive and hypocritical. They use God’s name in vain.