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On Newtown, Mourn First, Then Act

ghutchinson Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 8:21 AM
Politicians are as desperate to make a name for themselves as any mentally ill school shooter. It is a demonstration of there low moral standards to jump on a tragity like this just to further they're political carrier. Every one seems to think that Obama didn't do enough to further restrictive gun laws in his first term but it is like telling that Russian that after the election he would be able to do much more. This monster that murdered those children will now become their poster boy for opening the door for them. If Diane Finestien had the power to turn back the clock and prevent this massacre she probably wouldn't do it, it would take away the big opening she has been waiting for.

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...