Skip to comments.Obama to honor teachers, administrators slain at Sandy Hook
Posted on 02/05/2013 2:45:52 PM PST by ColdOne
President Obama will award posthumous Presidential Citizens Medals to the teachers and administrators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary.
The medals are the second highest civilian honor bestowed by the U.S. government and are given to citizens of the United States of America who have performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens.
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Milk it! Milk it! Shameful.
I’m sure he’ll give similar medals to anyone who confiscates guns.
editorial posted in the Newtown Bee
Elected Officials Are Fundamentally Dishonest
To the Editor:
This letter was forwarded to Barack Obama, John Boehner, Chris Murphy, Dick Blumenthal, Elizabeth Esty, and Harry Reid
I live in Sandy Hook, CT. My family and close friends weren’t harmed on December 14. That day impacted 26 families with an indescribable, staggering pain and anguish. For most of Sandy Hook, it merely affected us with an inescapable intensity of sadness and grief.
Gun control has long been a focus of many in this country. Though I’m not knowledgeable of all the nuances of the Second Amendment, based on the Founding Fathers’ circumstances, it had far more to do with enabling the citizenry to protect themselves against tyrannical government than against local psychopaths. It is about providing a balanced firepower so when King George’s successor came knocking on your door, you could fight back. Government today is no less inclined to abuse its authority than it was then. Based on the absurd and ongoing power grab that is present day Washington, it’s as threatening as ever.
That so many of you view the NRA with its resistance to further restrictions on firearms as intransigent lunatics has far more to do with how you conduct yourselves in office than it does with the NRA’s actions.
You in public office are fundamentally dishonest people. You lead lives of deception at every turn, structuring your lives as comfortably as you can while governing with an indifference and arrogance that is absolutely maddening. When the country is reeling from financial disaster, you waste a trillion dollars on a health care bill we can’t afford and you’ve never read. You claim it’s critical because health care costs are killing this country... no they’re not, you are! You are killing this country. You endorse the ongoing slaughter of millions of unborn children and whine when terrorists are water boarded. You can’t lecture us right in Newtown High School about not doing enough to keep our children safe, while simultaneously slaughtering the unborn. You fabricate the intense, media laden drama of the fiscal cliff and lack the courage to do anything about truly reforming the obscene gluttony of government. You know you’ll be out of office before the bill comes due you don’t care and have no integrity nor honor.
You lie whenever and wherever you need to to move forth your agenda. Were you able, you would purge the US of guns every last gun in the country, if you could. So please forgive Wayne LaPierre and those of us who don’t trust you as far as we can spit. You’re a dishonest lot, motivated by a distorted worldview. If mass murder prevention were truly your goal, you would welcome armed security wherever needed. It is outrageous that we protect our money with far more firepower than we protect our children.
I have never owned a gun, nor wanted to as intensely as right now. You’ll stop restricting guns when only you have them.
Are we going to get a federal holiday out of this too?
I swear you have libs bitching about remembering 9-11 and stand-up comics making jokes about it, but damn if a week doesn’t go by without some freak isnt trying to get a little more mileage off of Sandy Hook.
He should just give them an autographed picture of himself. Might be worth $0.25 fifty years from now!
Thanks for posting!
If the teacher or administrator died saving or trying to save students, the award is well-deserved. If the teacher or administrator just happened to be unlucky, the award is not deserved.
I’m not criticizing the fallen. It’s just that awards should mean something. A soldier who dies in a training accident can and should be honored, for example, but should not get the Medal of Honor.
Not what the medal is intended for.
Well, if you’re wrong for thinking that way, so am I, because I have the same idea.
“but it’s not about me”
Shame on BO for forcing these women to come to a gun fight empty handed!
Buncha BS. Makes no sense what so ever.
Did Giffords and space boy get one yet?
There isn’t a single one of those slain teachers who would have chosen to exercise their rights to keep and bear arms on that day if they were given the choice. These idiots with their gun-free zones have set up target practice zones for killers. There’s never been a massacre at a gun range.