This is a fine and decent man. At his best. May his words change a nation’s direction.

Posted: December 17, 2012 in Political musings, Popular Culture et al, Religion
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“We can’t accept events like this as routine. Are we really prepared to say that we are powerless in the face of such carnage? That the politics are too hard? Are we prepared to say that such carnage visited on our children, year after year after year, is somehow the price of freedom?”

Amen, Mr President. It is time to begin to change.

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  1. AsGrayAsGray says:

    As I cannot physically bring myself to press ‘Like’ on anything whatsoever related to this most recent mass-shooting in the US (or any other tragedy for that matter), I am compelled to comment here:
    Amen, I concur. And I genuinely hope that something will change and there will be some rational review of the US gun laws.
    There were only muskets (certainly no assault rifles) when the second amendment was written in, and the US (mostly the States themselves, not the Federal govt.) needs to move with the times and relegate historical anomalies to the dustbin.


  2. Richard Ember says:

    He is not ‘fine and decent’. He is an opportunistic politician, just like most of them. How can you write things like that? You are better than that.


  3. AsGrayAsGray says:

    Reblogged this on Shit's Gotta Stop and commented:
    Regardless of your views of the individual politician, Mr. Obama, I am reblogging this to show my support for the sentiments expressed by him, and with hope that positive change will come about and the lost lives of multiple mass-shootings won’t have been totally in vain.



  4. jvdix says:

    We used to have a national ban on assault weapons. It expired. The Senator who introduced it in 1994 is still in the Senate, will reintroduce it on the first day of the 113th Congress, and is looking for Americans who are willing to become citizen co-sponsors.

    I have been saying for years to anyone who would listen (a very small group, I grant you) that if the NRA would not take the lead in designing responsible gun control, that eventually they would go too far, and it would get taken out of their hands, and they would not like it. We shall see.

    For what it is worth, I agree with you that the President is a fine and decent man.


    • Obama let that ban expire without renewing it, primarily out of a desire not to upset the NRA, which has assumed a frightening power in the country. I think this time, though, at least a start will be made on turning back the tide.


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