NEWTOWN, Conn.— A mournful President Barack Obama said Sunday that the nation is failing to keep its children safe, pledging that change must come after an elementary-school massacre left 20 children dead. “What choice do we have?” Obama said. “Are we really prepared to say that we´re powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard?” In a vigil for the fallen, in a moment of grief that spread around the world, Obama conceded that none of his words would match the sorrow. But he declared to the community of Newtown: “You are not alone.”
As a parent/grandparent/greatgrandparent, I think we should start with the rap music/movies/video games, etc. that foster violence first!
We need to be able to defend ourselves.
I personally do not own a gun or want one, but I respect those who do and want to be able to protect themselves and their loved ones.
The disparity today that exists, that Obama has prospered through class and race warfare, helping/controlling some, and not caring about others.
We need God back in our schools and the 10 Commandments posted - Thou shalt not kill - would be good to see posted and to know that there is a God who created US and loves US, not for US to be told that we can take care of ourselves.
We have always placed our Faith/trust in God. Even our money confirms our inner knowledge.
Obama has caused more confusion/distrust in this country through his many ways of turning one against another.
Obama is more interested in his own personal well being - vacations/parties/golf courses, etc.
We need to "come together" for the betterment of everyone, knowing we are God´s creatures and He loves US.
Can we forget political correctness and just be civil and caring about our fellowman?
Pray together or the government will control every aspect of our lives. God is still our Savior!
We have become a third-world country overnight!
Answering President Obama - Are we really prepared to say that we´re powerless in the face of such carnage? We have been ever since he became president.
We need to live our Faith and not our Fear!God alone can/will free US from Obama´s self-rule!
He just can´t let go of class warfare! For him, what better way to cause rifts in the population but to call for a ban on guns and he does it through "suggestion". Why couldn´t he leave those people alone? They are suffering and all he does is put on a show. Why should we think he´s being honest and truly sorry! Don´t agree with #4. He is an evil man.
Have any of you listened to the vile stuff masquerading as rap music? Death, violence, name calling- words polite company.never uses. The videos and games are bad... But 24/7 ear buds are in blocking any other messages. This goes beyond race and culture. It is the evidence of society´s demise.
I refused to watch. Did he rapidly blink his eyes to act as if he were misting up? Did he continually wipe the corner of his eyes to remove tears that weren´t there at all? Word has it that he received a telegram from Tom Green for knocking him off the top of the list for "Worst Actor Ever". What a sorry putz.
You got it, Mr. President: we are indeed prepared to admit that we are powerless in the face of such carnage. And we think that symbolic, feel-good steps such as banning assault rifles are shallow, ineffective and a threat to our freedoms, since we do not for a moment believe that the banning of weapons will stop with assault rifles. We think the proposed remedy -more gun control- is far more dangerous in a different way to far more people than the disease, the use of firearms by criminals and lunatics to kill people. And we think that such emotion-driven legislation provides a false sense of security. Many of us who think this way neither own nor desire to own an "assault rifle." Many of us do not own a firearm at all. We just hate to see foolish reflex responses of emotion transformed into legislation that encroaches on our freedoms. We are prepared to accept a certain level of crime and lunatic mass killings as the price of liberty.
We are also realists. We know this game is lost. An electorate capable of putting a Barack Obama in the White House not once but twice will undoubtedly be led by its emotions and shallow thinking` to ban assault weapons. That will make them feel better - for a while, until something else happens that makes them want to ban other firearms too. They will most likely do that and keep doing it until at last they have voluntarily disarmed themselves entirely in the hope of staying safe and secure.
We are not powerless. There is so much to be done. But they only have one answer.
I am so UNconfident in the republicans these day - plus the news that a conservative supreme court justice wants to step down this year -- we certainly could lose more liberty, more rapidly, than even in the last 4 years.
Foul and vile. He should never have even gone to that town, bringing the chaos of a presidential visit to the already overwhelmed populace. And then to use a vigil of remembrance for politics -- as if anyone thought he wouldn´t do that, but still -- he is the lowest of the low. Despicable is not a strong enough word.
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Old Army Vet, 12/16/2012 10:27:29 PM (No. 9069959)
We are not powerless to face this problem. We are afraid of the political correct crowd. The easy way is to blame the gun. The hard way is to confront mental illness and keep guns out of THEIR hands. If it means locking them up for the safety of all, then we must do it. Obama will try to come up with some liberal claptrap to solve the problem. He is afraid to face the real problem.
As usual the Blamer-In-Chief has to give gravitas to his photo op jaunt to Newtown. He made some crack about our no longer tolerating this sort of thing, as though we had been tolerating it all along and needed him to set us on the right path.
American parents have kept their children safe for a long, long time. Most of us don´t believe in destroying them in the womb, either. We know what he thinks about that. And about the ones who inconveniently survive late term abortions.
So shut up. Your speech was not comforting. It was insulting. And hypocritical coming from one such as you.
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