The horror just keeps on coming in France and really, there are no words to describe how the people there must be feeling this morning after the catastrophic deaths which occurred at the hands of someone behind the wheel of a huge truck.
But this reminded me that this could happen anywhere, it's impossible to keep security ready for things we just can't imagine. Are we safe from this sort of thing in this country? No.
While we were at the national Lutheran convention in Milwaukee, sitting in the convention center with 3000 other people we felt safe. But after last night I revisited our days up there and remembered that there was no security at all. No one checked backpacks or bags of any kind at the door as they might do at sporting events or airports. Anyone could have carried in anything. There was a huge block party nearby one night, lots of people from Milwaukee along with visitors eating/drinking, listening to music and looking at goods for sale. No security checking things.
I'd guess the two national political parties will have tons of security at their conventions, but that is not the norm. Will something eventually happen in this country? I submit it's more than possible and honestly, we have no way to stop it.