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On Newtown, Mourn First, Then Act

Ann352 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 9:33 AM
Does anyone else feel that the Prez's speech about guns is just a little hypocritical? Remember Brian Terry who was killed by a gun that Obama & his administration sold to a supplier of the drug cartels in Mexico? I would think the Mexican people would be outraged, especially since another Fast & Furious gun has been connected to the murder of a beauty queen. Where is the outrage over all the deaths caused by Fast & Furious? Why was the US government selling guns & allowing them to walk into Mexico without tracing them? Answer: they want gun control.

On Friday, in his moving and heartfelt statement in response to the horrific shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Obama said, "As a country, we have been through this too many times. ... And we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics."

There's just one problem: In a democracy, politics is a synonym for "democracy." It is through politics that people with strong feelings and strong interests peaceably hash out their disagreements. When politicians say they want to do something regardless of the politics, or that they want...