School Shootings and the ‘Price of Our Freedom’ (Tea Party says it’s worth it)
This is the most forthright presentation I have seen yet of the gun nut case. Needless to say, I think it is utterly depraved.
“In the coming weeks, I will use whatever power this office holds … in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this,” said President Obama in reference to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that ended 26 lives, mostly children.
“Are we really prepared to say that we’re powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard?” asked the president, “Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?”
The uncomfortable answer to his last question is, “Yes.”
Naturally, this has been posted at Free Republic and various freepers are adding their own helpful analysis:
“While tragic for those involved, these mass shootings are barely statistical blip. After all, there are more than 100,000 schools in America.”
“In the first place, ‘such violence’ is not ‘visited on our children year after year.’ This is bullshit demogoguery. Years go by between the rare school-associated ‘mass shooting,’ which in any case has no more to do with ‘freedom’ than any other crime. Barely 1% of child homicides even occur at school.