President Obama's Sandy Hook vigil speech (in full) worth watching

Good job, Mr. President

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  • Obama made a political sandwich out of the speech. Great beginning and end, but in between hints that he will usurp more control to the Executive Office, all in the name of safety.

    To whit:" In the coming weeks, I will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens — from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators — in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. Because what choice do we have? We can't accept events like this as routine. Are we really prepared to say that we're powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard? Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?"

    Never let a crises go to waste. The man who is King will no doubt launch more attacks against the Second Amendment, as he views the Constitution "something to get around" anyway.

    The problem is not with guns and not even totally with mental illness. The problem is with how boys and young men perceive themselves in society today and where they think they can fit in and go.

    Boys and young men who are constantly degraded and told they have to be anything but male will end up as I describe below.

    http://www.chicagonow.com/rare-chicago/2012/12/when-the-gun-is-the-boys-best-friend/

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