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On Newtown, Mourn First, Then Act

Original Saepe_Expertus Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 5:33 PM
A Public Service Mesage "Your local violent criminals WORK HARD, and put their lives on the line every time they attempt to murder, rape, abduct or assault a member of the citizenry. They desperately need your help. With your support there may finally come a day when a violent criminal can have his way with you, or someone you love, without the fear, anxiety and stress caused by knowing that there's a possiblity his victim might be armed, PLEASE show your support by voting for stronger anti-gun legislation.....because criminals prefer unarmed citizens."

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...