Skip to comments.President Barack Obama: Now is the time
Posted on 01/19/2013 2:53:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
As a society, our first task must be to care for our children -- to shield them from harm and give them the tools they need not only to pursue their dreams, but to help build this country. That is how we will be judged. And in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, it's clear we have a long way to go.
That's why, last month, I asked Vice President Biden to lead an effort to come up with concrete steps we can take right now to keep our kids safe, help prevent mass shootings, and reduce the broader epidemic of gun violence in this country. And on Wednesday, I put forward a specific set of proposals based on Joe's recommendations. Because while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence -- if even one life can be saved -- we have an obligation to try.
As President, I'm committed to doing my part. That's why I signed 23 executive actions giving law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals, and the public health community the tools they need to help reduce gun violence.
These actions ranged from strengthening our background check system, to helping schools hire more resource officers...
(Excerpt) Read more at ctpost.com ...
“Isn’t a “resource officer” a policeman? You know, just like the NRA wants?”
I guess you will be issuing an Executive Order immediately to ban abortions?
Afterall, the millions of children aborted every year don’t get ANY chance to pursue any dreams at all, much less build the nation.
Personally I’d prefer my chances against a gun in a crazed maniac’s hand than a sharp object and a vacuum in the hands of a calm, trained surgeon.
Hussein always seems to be in a hurry to capitalize on any hyped-up crisis.
Moosh needs to put some bricks in his speedo. Maybe slow him down....
They are like the lizard that loses it tail to an attacker.
Except Obama is the tail.
GO TO HELL!
All images stolen from Drudge
More flawed logic from the propagandist in chief.
No, Mr. President, that is not "how we will be judged."
"How we (and you) will be judged" by future generations is by whether we have preserved the Constitution's principles and ideas, and by whether those who judge us can enjoy "the Blessings of Liberty," protected by that Constitution.
History always records the exact periods of time and the means by which nations become free, and it also records the period when artful and designing officials lead their citizens into yielding up their liberty.
America's history will be no different! We can read the ideas and principles upon which this Republic was formed--ideas rooted in enduring principles of right and wrong and of Creator-endowed, thus unalienable, life, rights, laws and liberty.
As we allow imperfect persons who have gained positions of power to confuse us, to lead us to yield up our liberty, then we deny our inheritance and lay the burdens of our foolishness and constitutional illiteracy on those who will follow, and they will judge us, as well they should.
The choice is between individual freedom and slavery to government--a tyrannical form of slavery.
The formula structured by the Constitution of the United States and laid out in its philosophical foundations--as asserted in the 1776 Declaration of Independence from an overly-powerful government administered by King George III--were explained by America's Founders.
Their writings and speeches, as well as the wisdom writings from previous defenders of liberty, are available online.
THE FEDERALIST, that collection of 85 essays explaining the Constitution's provisions and protections, now can be read in every home and school as a means of enlightening a public which has become too willing to yield their Creator-endowed liberty to a collection of would-be tyrants who call themselves "progressives," but are, in fact taking American citizens back to the bondage from which their ancestors fled in other parts of the world.
Several years ago, a business man by the name of James R. Evans, in his book, "America's Choice: Twilight's Last Gleaming or Dawn's Early Light," suggested 7 simple principles which every citizen could benefit from considering as they watch the so-called "progressives" attempt to enslave them through legislation and Executive Orders.
"1. Does this legislation or idea increase, or decrease, individual freedom and creativity?
"2. Does this legislation or idea increase, or decrease, the power of some citizens over other citizens?
"3. Does this legislation or idea recognize that the persons who will exercise the power are themselves imperfect human beings?
"4. Does this legislation or idea recognize that government is incapable of creating wealth?
"5. Does this legislation or idea authorize taking from some what belongs to them, and giving it to others to whom it does not belong?
If 'thou shalt not steal' is a valid commandment, can we assume that it is meant to apply only to individuals and not to government (which is made up of individuals), even if those persons in power pass laws which sanction such redistribution of the wealth of others?'
"6. Does this legislation or idea encourage, or discourage, the very highest level of morality and responsibility from the individual?
. . .when government makes actions 'legal' by some citizens at the expense of other citizens, the result may be behavior which would not be considered possible by individuals acting alone.
"7. Does this legislation or idea propose that the 'government' do something which the individual cannot do without committing a crime?"**
**7 principles drawn from James R. Evans book, "America's Choice," and reprinted in a Stedman Corporation (Asheboro, NC) booklet entitled "I'm Only One, What Can I Do?"
The simplicity of these questions and of the core message of the following words by some of America's Founders might jar some citizens into a recognition of what "progressives" and this Administration are doing to the future of liberty for their posterity:
"...nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society." - John Adams
"This was a favorable moment to shut and bar the door against paper money." [This statement referred to a proposed provision in Article I, Section 8, that would have read 'and emit bills of credit (paper money) of the United States,' which the Founders rejected by an overwhelming vote.] - James Madison- Notes of the Federal Convention 1787
"...there have always been those who wish to enlarge the powers of the General Government. There is but one safe rule...confine (it) within the sphere of its appropriate duties. It has no power to raise a revenue or impose taxes except for the purposes enumerated in the Constitution....Every attempt to exercise power beyond these limits should be promptly and firmly opposed." - Andrew Jackson's Valedictory
"...experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government), those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny; and it is believed that the most effectual means of preventing this would be, to illuminate...the minds of the people...to give them knowledge of those facts, which history exhibiteth. History, by apprizing them of the past, will enable them to judge of the future...it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views...." - Jefferson's Bill for the more general diffusion of knowledge for Virginia
"Although all men are born free, slavery has been the general lot of the human race. Ignorant--they have been cheated; asleep--they have been surprised; divided--the yoke has been forced upon them. But what is the lesson?...the people ought to be enlightened, to be awakened, to be united, that after establishing a government they should watch over it....It is universally admitted that a well-instructed people alone can be permanently free." - James Madison
"These principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation. The wisdom of our sages and the blood of our heroes have been devoted to their attainment. They should be the creed of our political faith, the text of civic instruction, the touchstone by which to try the services of those we trust; and should we wander from them in moments of error or of alarm, let us hasten to retrace our steps and to regain the road which alone leads to peace, liberty, and safety." - Thomas Jefferson-First Inaugural Statement of Principles of Good Government
if even one life can be saved — we have an obligation to try.
If thats true he should issue every child in America a kevlar helmet and body armor. Makes as much sense as banning semi automatic rifles and 30 round magazines.
Only wore my helmet in the field. We had steel back then, with a liner, not kevlar.
No, no, of course not. A policeman is a local law officer. Think T S A!
Which is more than that hypocrite dictator wannabe does.
We were almost always in the field, even during the weekend drills. Did night moves overnight, most nights. We were light after my first year (no tents) and under evaluation by the Fifth for quite a while (Superior Unit Award).
“OK Mr. Pres___ent, let’s start with Chicago. What gun laws do we need to pass in Chicago do reduce the nation’s most horrific gun violence?”