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On Newtown, Mourn First, Then Act

Earl29 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 1:03 PM
The kid was crazy as a bedbug. Who knows why he wrecked his hard drive? Maybe he had porn on it that he didn't want found. Maybe it was something else. Suggesting a plot does not seem to me reasonable.

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...