Not only is the President using the deaths of innocent children to take away our freedoms as Americans, but he is enlisting living children in his demagoguery. There is no tactic so low that he will not use it.
I celebrate the civil rights victory that the President’s election indicates. It is clear, if 69 million Americans have voted for a President who happens to be a black man to preside as commander in chief, then tremendous, laudable progress has been made against racism. But gun rights are civil rights too. The right to arm yourself flows from your right to life and your right to property. If you cannot protect your life or your property, do you have a right to them?
The President has derided American exceptionalism throughout his—I admit—very brief political career.
The relativism of his position notwithstanding, he fails to understand what makes us exceptional. America has been different for decades: unlike the rest of the developed world, we had freedom, we were a religious people, and we were a hard-working people. No government dared to disarm us. But now we are freely casting away those freedoms that made us different, better than other merely developed nations. The President’s skepticism about American exceptionalism is self-fulfilling it’s the President who is skeptical about it.
He plunders our wealth; he wants us disarmed. He takes away our right to practice our religion. This is madness, and it must stop. And so it is very bittersweet for me to watch as he is inaugurated: what his election indicates is something I love about this country—tolerance—but what he has pledged to do to our country is take away so much that makes us great.