Some ‘Routine’ Questions for Obama
Spencer Stone, one of the American heroes who stopped a terrorist on August 21 on a French train, and Chris Mintz, a student at Oregon’s Umpqua College, were unarmed and seriously wounded while fighting armed madmen. Wouldn’t you prefer pinning medals on heroes who have a better chance of avoiding injury because they were armed?
Your “routine” response, as you called it, to the Oct. 1 mass shooting at Umpqua College was no surprise. We know you don’t trust law-abiding Americans with guns. We know that the “common sense” gun control you routinely demand, but never define, would disarm law-abiding gun owners as much as possible. That’s why you routinely praise countries whose citizens can’t lawfully arm themselves. James Madison knew better:
“Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” James Madison, Federalist 46
Mr. President, you ridiculed us in 2008 as “bitter” Americans who “cling to guns or religion or antipathy towards people who aren’t like them.”
We’re definitely sick of being “beaten down” and “betrayed by government.” We definitely have antipathy towards criminals with guns.
Mr. President, Thomas Jefferson