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Prop-a-palooza: The Use and Abuse of Kiddie Human Shields

gnance Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 1:28 PM
Do we see those too quick to hijack the period of emotions immediately following or within a month of a tragedy to advance our free people along the trail towards tyranny? Is there any tragedy great enough to motivate you to surrender your freedoms or those of your children?

The president of the United States will release a binder full of new gun-control executive orders on Wednesday. Instead of standing alone, bearing full responsibility for the imperial actions he is about to take, President Obama will surround himself with an audience of kids who wrote to him after the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. This is the most cynical in Beltway theatrical staging -- a feckless attempt to invoke "For the Children" immunity by hiding behind them.

What has happened to the deliberative process in this country? Public debate in Washington has deteriorated into Sesame Street sing-a-longs. We are already inundated...