Monday, December 17, 2012

We can do better than this.

The President:

Since I’ve been President, this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by a mass shooting. The fourth time we’ve hugged survivors. The fourth time we’ve consoled the families of victims. And in between, there have been an endless series of deadly shootings across the country, almost daily reports of victims, many of them children, in small towns and big cities all across America -- victims whose -- much of the time, their only fault was being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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. Surely, we can do better than this. If there is even one step we can take to save another child, or another parent, or another town, from the grief that has visited Tucson, and Aurora, and Oak Creek, and Newtown, and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before that -- then surely we have an obligation to try. 


JohnR said...

Yup, he's a good talker. Talk is cheap.

Roger said...

Allow me to psychobabble.

The President's tears were tears of guilt. He gave up his support of gun control to get elected. He then gave the same speech three times, and did nothing. He could probably rationalize this by saying Romney would be worse. But he knows he did nothing more than give bullshit speeches about American exceptionalism and heroes and the fact that he's a parent.

Time to stop crying and earn your paycheck.