First, let’s put one thing to bed right now, this was opportunistic political grandstanding, plain and simple. If you are operating under the delusion that this was in any way, shape, or form a good speech, you are mistaken. If you go so far as to say it was a speech on par with the Gettysburg Address, you ought to, quick quick like a bunny, schedule a fitting for a straightjacket and begin removing all the sharp objects from your house.
People will long remember what Barack Obama said in Newtown…his Gettysburg address…
— david maraniss (@davidmaraniss) December 17, 2012
*David Maraniss is an associate editor at the Washington Post
Now, I can’t even begin to imagine why the President of the United States would find it necessary to use the deaths of 26 innocent Americans, including 20 small children to make a political speech. Unless it the Chicago way of “never letting a crisis go to waste” that is part of his Marxist DNA.
That being said, here are a couple things I found interesting from Obama’s ill-timed, all about me and my philosophy, eulogy of our founding freedom to keep and bear arms.
“We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. No single law — no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society.”
“But that can’t be an excuse for inaction.”
No, the cause of such violenence is the same evil that has existed in the world since Adam first bit from the forbidden fruit, not that complex at all.
Odd that Obama mentions the existence of evil and the fact that no law can eliminate it from the world. Odder still he goes on to say that this is not an excuse not to try anyway. Make no mistake this is going to be used in an effort to disarm Americans by stripping them of their Second Amendment freedom, look at the president’s own words from his speech.
“Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?”
Does this, or does this not say that our freedom to bear arms is too big a price to pay?
I get that this massacre has caused people to question nearly everything about life, death, violence, justice, faith…But, what I don’t get is how a president who couldn’t even muster a real tear for the dead a few days ago can shamelessly go to a service designed to honor the dead and push for an agenda that has been the cornerstone of progressivism since before Stalin.
Our president has funded Planned Parenthood, is in favor of late term abortion, completely disregards the facts that mass killings are on the decline, and gun laws don’t work. If you believe the president cares more about the people of this country that his agenda, you might want to see if you and David Maraniss can carpool to the straightjacket fitting.
And, since video didn’t exist at the time of Lincoln, here is how a real president addresses a nation mourning a tragedy.