189 What the man says v. what he does.

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Tom Garrett 1 year ago

I received an e-mail from the White House this morning. It contained portions of a speech made by Barack Obama.

I'll be honest with you. I paid little attention to what Obama was saying in 2008. By then I was no longer watching TV because of Lolly's situation. So I missed much of his rhetoric, but I remember the constant appeals he made for "change," and what I just read sounds so much like those appeals I am going to quote some of what they sent me. He was speaking of the tragedy in Newtown, of course.

"The entire country was shocked," he said. "And the entire country pledged we would do something about it and that this time would be different. Shame on us if we've forgotten. I haven't forgotten those kids. Shame on us if we've forgotten."

You see what I am getting at?

"...this time would be different."

That is the exact same appeal to our thirst for change he used before. New subject; same appeal. The question is, HOW is he trying to use it this time? Is he trying to do something about the things that every study shows to be the problem in schools? Or is he trying to use a school tragedy to do something very different?

He says, "Right now, 90 percent of Americans -- 90 percent -- support background checks that will keep criminals and people who have been found to be a danger to themselves or others from buying a gun."

Uh-oh! That's the old "bait and switch" game. There is no evidence in any of the school shooting studies that we need more limits on who can buy or own a gun. None at all. Those limits are already in place in laws right across the nation.

So why is he talking about that? What is he really trying to do? What "change" does he want?

You tell me.

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Ronald Hamric 1 year ago

Tom, I sense you are posing a purely cynical question, that you already have an answer for. The charade of Barack Obama and the progressive/socialists goes on and on. I am simply stupefied at the millions of Americans who still believe these folks in light of all their deceptions and outright lies. You just can't fix "stupid".

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Tom Garrett 1 year ago

Right. The answer was obvious.

What our American President said was a wake-up call for me.

I ask everyone reading this to honestly consider these words: "Shame on us if we've forgotten."

Shame on us if we've forgotten, "President" Obama? Shame on US if we've forgotten?

Who is this US? I haven't forgotten. YOU have!

Have you forgotten how many teachers back in Connecticut died trying to protect their kids? Have you forgotten that? Faced with certain death, they placed their bodies between a madman and their beloved kids.

Why?

Because of people like you, Barack Obama. Because their bodies were all they had.

Those teachers were disarmed because YOU disarmed them. The Secret Service, the FBI, the Department of Justice, and the CDC says it would be wise to have trained and armed people on campus, but--like you--the State of Connecticut pays no attention to what the most competent people in this nation tell us.

Connecticut was a state I loved as a young man, a state that was a breath of fresh air after living in New York where honest God-fearing Americans could not own a gun. Connecticut was a state in which guns were not an issue because there IS no issue when law-abiding citizens own guns. It was a state in which I went to a high school which had a rifle club. Want to see the yearbook picture taken on the front steps of the school of happy relaxed American kids and the rifles the school supplied them with?

Yes, "President" Obama, I ask you and all your kind how it helps our school kids if the only thing our teachers have to stop a crazed maniac who strides into a school with murderous intent is their bodies? I ask you when you are going to stop talking about disarming America and start talking about arming schools against the cross-border drug dealers your vote-chasing policies encourage. Why do you think Texas and Arizona, two border states with many small, widely separated towns are the two states which want special laws to arm teachers? Do you think that's an accident? Did you think about that when you released known criminals onto our streets last month?

How about it? Got any answers? Got a better solution for protecting kids? Do you really think that limiting a crazed madman to just ten kids per magazine is going to help anything? Maybe we should train the kids to stand in single file so that a shooter can get three or four of them with just one round.

Again, "President" Obama, what about the teachers who DIED for their students? Go ask them if they would have been better off if they had been trained and armed.

Shame on you, not us! Shame on you! You are the one who has forgotten! You're the one who've forgotten what it is to be an American.

And you're the one who should be ashamed of himself for taking a horrifying tragedy and using it for a purpose that you know full well has nothing to do with it.

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