President Trump and Country Star Michael Shawn Hartman Discuss the Florida shooting, in this and other news.
Recently named “The Next Johnny Cash,” country star Michael Shawn Hartman was heard recently in the media (FOX NEWS), suggesting that America’s self-esteem had been damaged by criticizing America and our U.S. President, and hopes to help fix that. He stunningly learned to play over 500 songs, and as a “masterful songwriter” (www.HOLLYWOODSENTINEL.com) has written nearly 100 new songs, with several of his newly released tracks, now on his website found below, being called “brilliant” by press.
According to a report on ABC news. as reported earlier, Michael Shawn Hartman started his organization FAITH, FREEDOM, COUNTRY; to help advance positive messages in country music, and help stop hatred. The singer now has Official T-shirts, celebrating just that, found at his website below, for fans.
Florida School Shooting
Of the tragedy in Florida, the country singer states, “My heart goes out to the victims, families and loved ones of the victims of this senseless, horrible act. We must find out why people are sick or angry and stop this violence before it happens.” The publicist of Michael Shawn Hartman, Bruce Edwin states, “Schools need to wake up, and get metal detectors and a guard at every entrance! Government buildings have them, and our kids are just as important.”
STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP
My fellow Americans, today I speak to a nation in grief. Yesterday, a school filled with innocent children and caring teachers became the scene of terrible violence, hatred, and evil.
Around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, police responded to reports of gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — a great and safe community. There, a shooter, who is now in custody, opened fire on defenseless students and teachers. He murdered 17 people and badly wounded at least 14 others.
Our entire nation, with one heavy heart, is praying for the victims and their families. To every parent, teacher, and child who is hurting so badly, we are here for you — whatever you need, whatever we can do, to ease your pain. We are all joined together as one American family, and your suffering is our burden also.
No child, no teacher, should ever be in danger in an American school. No parent should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters when they kiss them goodbye in the morning.
Each person who was stolen from us yesterday had a full life ahead of them — a life filled with wondrous beauty and unlimited potential and promise. Each one had dreams to pursue, love to give, and talents to share with the world. And each one had a family to whom they meant everything in the world.
Today, we mourn for all of those who lost their lives. We comfort the grieving and the wounded. And we hurt for the entire community of Parkland, Florida that is now in shock, in pain, and searching for answers.
Message to those Protecting Children
President Trump continues; “To law enforcement, first responders, and teachers who responded so bravely in the face of danger: We thank you for your courage. Soon after the shooting, I spoke with Governor Scott to convey our deepest sympathies to the people of Florida and our determination to assist in any way that we can. I also spoke with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.”
I’m making plans to visit Parkland to meet with families and local officials, and to continue coordinating the federal response. In these moments of heartache and darkness, we hold on to God’s word in scripture: “I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will heal you.”
We trust in that promise, and we hold fast to our fellow Americans in their time of sorrow.
I want to speak now directly to America’s children, especially those who feel lost, alone, confused or even scared: I want you to know that you are never alone and you never will be. You have people who care about you, who love you, and who will do anything at all to protect you. If you need help, turn to a teacher, a family member, a local police officer, or a faith leader. Answer hate with love; answer cruelty with kindness.
We must also work together to create a culture in our country that embraces the dignity of life, that creates deep and meaningful human connections, and that turns classmates and colleagues into friends and neighbors. Our administration is working closely with local authorities to investigate the shooting and learn everything we can. We are committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our schools, and tackle the difficult issue of mental health.
Later this month, I will be meeting with the nation’s governors and attorney generals, where making our schools and our children safer will be our top priority. It is not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference. We must actually make that difference.
In times of tragedy, the bonds that sustain us are those of family, faith, community, and country. These bonds are stronger than the forces of hatred and evil, and these bonds grow even stronger in the hours of our greatest need.
And so always, but especially today, let us hold our loved ones close, let us pray for healing and for peace, and let us come together as one nation to wipe away the tears and strive for a much better tomorrow. Thank you. And God Bless you all.
New Country Single: Cruise Night and Cars
As reported earlier today on Fox news, country singer Michael Shawn Hartman has released a great new single; “Cruise Night and Cars.” The Hollywood Sentinel states, Michael Shawn Hartman always delivers consistently great songs that are memorable, and great. “Cruise Night and Cars” makes us want to build a campfire and have a tailgate party. Great work.” Listen to the new single and more of the highly acclaimed singer and songwriter here. https://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/28694554
ABOUT MICHAEL SHAWN HARTMAN
While his classmates were busy collecting bugs and baseball cards, a young Michael Shawn was busy jamming. The singer, songwriter, and guitarist, who Hollywood Sentinel hails as “The next Johnny Cash,” began playing guitar at the young age of nine years old.
A second generation guitar player, music and a guitar was literally handed down to the young, future performer, growing up with his mother – also a singer and songwriter – performing on stage. With a guitar always in the corner, his older brother, who also played guitar, would tell him to pick up the instrument, and teach him how to play. “You’ll know you get it right,” his older brother told him, “When all of your fingers are bleeding!”
Having learned how to play five-hundred songs in the band “Step In Country,” Michael was later invited to play a benefit concert back in 2010, and by this time had written sixty-five songs of his own. He later called up his old bass player, and the rest is history. Living just an hour drive from Niagara Falls, Michael Shawn was raised in the country – and raised on country. Citing greats including; Elvis, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Dolly Parton, and Merle Haggard among some of his favorite singers and influences, Michael Shawn’s roots go deep, and one can hear his genuine soul and power in each song.
When asked what his life philosophy is, Michael admits, “My philosophy is don’t take advantage of people, and be comfortable with everything around me. I try be the fairest I can to everybody.” He adds, “Country music makes me happy when I hear it. It makes me feel good. I want to do the same for people. I want to make people happy and feel good with my music!”
Michael Shawn Hartman Live
Michael Shawn Hartman will be performing at the Keenan Center in Lockport, New York, for the Circus there on February 23th and 24th. Visit: http://kenancenter.org/calendar-2/ for further information.
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