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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Another Mass Shooting, and Obama Wants to "Politicize" It, So...

Shortly after another mass shooting at a school, President Obama took to his bully pulpit and unapologetically declared that it was time to "politicize" such things. I'm happy to oblige.

A little after 10 a.m. this morning, a reportedly 26-year-old male gunman (now revealed to be Chris Harper Mercer) at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, killed 10 9, and injured several others. Later, during the afternoon, a defiant Obama sternly declared, "[T]his is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic."

"Somehow this has become routine," Obama also said, adding, "We've become numb to this." Ha! What a fool! "Numb to this?!" Obama is somewhat correct, but we--and he--should ask: why? Why have we become so "numb?" 

We are certainly not numb because of guns. If any of us are numb to the slaughter of our fellow citizens, it is significantly due to the many lies promoted my modern liberalism and the "values" it promotes. And speaking of "politicizing" things, given their rabid support for killing the most helpless and innocent among us--the unborn--when it comes to any form of violence--or for that matter, any moral issue whatsoever--no voter should ever trust any "solution" presented by a liberal.

In 1994, Mother Theresa wrote to the U.S. Supreme Court, "The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships.

"It has aggravated the derogation of the father's role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts—a child—as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience."

She also wisely concluded, "We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, of killings, of wars, of hatred. If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?" As she accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, Mother Theresa declared that abortion "is the greatest destroyer of peace today. Because if a mother can kill her own child--what is left for me to kill you and you kill me--there is nothing between."

For decades now liberals like Obama have sold the lie of abortion. As even more light has been shown on the disgusting practices of the greatest killer of American children who inhabit the womb, Obama--along with his liberal lackeys--praised and promoted them.

For decades now, liberals like Obama have also seen and heard the truth on abortion. Nevertheless, like the blind leading the blind, Obama stands before America today and blames guns, and politicians who reject his liberal ideas on gun-control. Joe Olson, a former president of the college where the shooting today took place, told The Associated Press that "the school only has one security officer on duty at a time, and that officer is not armed (emphasis mine)." Olson also said that last year, "one of the biggest debates on campus was whether or not Umpqua Community College should have armed security officers."

Anyone want to bet that it was liberals like Obama arguing against arming the guards?

Additionally, the New York Post is reporting that Mercer was targeting Christians. A woman who said that her grandmother was in the classroom where some of the murders took place tweeted, 
"The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian,' she wrote. 'If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs. My grandma just got to my house, and she was in the room. She wasn’t shot, but she is very upset.'"
If this is true, the shooter is sounding more and more like another poor fool corrupted by liberalism. (As--whether Dylann Roof, Jared Loughner, et al--we've tragically seen time and again.)

Of course, more gun laws won't fixed this. Unsurprisingly, in his speech today (see the full transcript here), President Obama scoffed at the one thing that could really change lives that are so bent on the kind of death and destruction we saw today: prayer. Yet, Obama says "our thoughts and prayers are not enough. (Well, our 'thoughts' are certainly not enough.) It’s not enough. It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel."

No one should be surprised that a Big Government liberal like Obama sees more government as the solution to this wickedness. And unless their eyes are opened to the eternal truths that should govern the lives of men, no one should be surprised that this is about all we will ever get from men like Barack Obama.

Update: No surprise here. As we've seen so often before (see links above), it seems that Mercer was from a broken home. The media is now reporting that Mercer's parents, Ian Mercer and Laurel Margaret Harper, filed for divorce in June of 2006. Mercer was born in England and came to the U.S. with his mother as a young boy. It has also been reported that, up until his death, the 26-year-old Mercer lived with his mother.

Copyright 2015, Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
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Trevor and his wife Michelle are the authors of: Debt Free Living in a Debt Filled World
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