Monday, February 04, 2013

Hypocrisy Alert

On my way home this afternoon I heard President Obama speaking during his campaign to push for "common sense" gun laws to "keep children safe". One thing he said really grated on me....

"No law or set of laws can keep our children completely safe, but if there's even one thing we can do, if there's just one life we can save, we've got an obligation to try," he said.

Well that sounds delightful and all. I am all for keeping children safe. I just have to ask. Since President Obama opposes any "common sense" restrictions on abortion and since President Obama seems to have no problem using drone strikes even when children might (and have) be injured or killed, does he really care about keeping children safe?

Here is the uncomfortable truth. It certainly seems that the only children President Obama is really concerned about "keeping safe" are the politically expedient ones that he can use to push his own agenda. An unborn child, a child in a village in Afghanistan? Well those children are of little value from a political standpoint so they are simply ignored.

It is not about keeping kids safe and it never has been so quit lying about it.


Bean said...

This seems par for the course for Washington. Nothing is done out of true compassion for a fellow human being, it all done with the hopes it will strengthen their power and position for themselves and their party. It seems there are always ulterior motives and nothing is as it seems. And unfortunately this is true of both political parties.
When I became a US citizen in 1990 the judge at the swearing in ceremony told us all that is important that we exercise our right to vote and I have each and every election since then. I am now so disillusioned with the political process in this country that I struggle to make myself go vote and find that the political parties only represent themselves not the people.
I agree with you what an absolutely hypocritical statement, truly symbolism over substance, our president made with his speech, and we all know it has nothing to do with children at all, he is simply pushing the gun control agenda.


Philip Frank said...

I am so glad that that is not my kingdom anymore.