The headlines blared!
Obama hurt! Obama loses! Obama to continue to push for legislation even without congress!
I read these headlines in the aftermath of congress' rejection of Obama's gun bill and I cannot help but wonder....what color is the sky in the world of those who honestly think that this man is finished with the issue of gun confiscation in America. Make no mistake, this is not about Newtown or anything other than disarming America. This president will not accept defeat at the hands of congress and he told us that yesterday. Even if that means blatantly violating the constitution. So to hell with the three branches and the separation of powers and the checks and balances. Obama knows best!
The last I checked, the congress makes law, not the presidency, but that will not stop this man. He has in as much as told America that he intends to move on without the approval of congress. How exactly is that accomplished? By executive caveat. By executive order, or by other means also known as dictatorial declaration. That is precisely what is in store for America. That is precisely what this president has in store for America.
Make no mistake, the proposed legislation of increased background checks and all the other clap trap that was in the defeated bill, would not have prevented Newtown or any of these other massacres of the past twenty years. No more than background checks will stop criminals from obtaining weapons. Criminals don't go to gun stores or gun shows to buy guns. They either steal their weapons or they buy them on the black market were there is no regulation period.
Our problem with guns in America doesn't really involve criminals. Our problem revolves around the sick minds of a generation of individuals who see violence as their path to retribution and individual recognition.
Recognition by society for a lifetime of failure to balance and reward their own individual lives is what is being sought by these killers. What are they angry about? What are they obsessed with? Why are they lashing out with murder to attain the release that they seek emotionally? The answer in my opinion is not that complicated. they are angry for having been born. they are angry for not having all of the things that this society tells them that they should have. They are angry for illegitimately being denied that which is rightfully theirs. Get inside the emotional reality of what our permissive society has allowed to be created and nutured if you truly want to know why these killers suddenly go off and begin murdering as many as they can find. .
The Sandy Hook killer took his retribution on his mother, killing her and then stealing her weapons to further his murderous desires for others to be made to pay for his own individual insanity. An insanity brought forth by a society that condones violence as entertainment, yet turns right around and tells us that we have to get rid of guns. A society that refuses to assign individual accountability for individual actions, but then tells us that these individuals have to be held accountable (after the fact). A society that always claims that it is someone else's responsibility for the failures of the individual, yet the only solutions tendered, are to punish all for the sins of the minority. A minority that society has created and nurtured.
But never fear, our president is going to make everything alright. He is going to proceed with his desire to see all of America disarmed, so that he can better protect us from the failures of our own making.
"Those who would trade freedom for security deserve neither." Benjamin Franklin.
The president, shaken to the core by the massacre of 26 innocents at Sandy Hook Elementary School, broke his own informal “Obama Rule” — of never leaning into an issue without a clear path to victory — first by pushing for a massive gun control package no one expected to pass, and then sticking through it even as he retrenched to a relatively modest bipartisan bill mandating national background checks on gun purchases.