A small town in Newtown, CT was struck by tragedy. Unless you live under a rock, you are aware that 26 people, including 20 precious children lost their lives at the hands of a gunman that entered the school hell-bent on evil. Yes, it is incredibly sad. There is no denying that. If you aren’t touched by the tragedy, you may want to ensure your heart is still beating.
That said, the world has not stopped. Mr. Obama has poured out (surprisingly) words of true encouragement and comfort to the families and those affected by this tragedy. I don’t agree with some of what he has said over the past week, however, I think he’s shown that he is in fact human. I do, however, question his motives. Where was the President when 4 Americans were murdered in Benghazi? Where was the President when over 300 people were murdered as a result of Fast and Furious (where HIS administration provided firearms, including assault rifles, to Mexican cartels)?!
The economy is still struggling, barely hanging on by a thread. I can’t show you any family, mine included, that is even slightly better off than they were before Obama took office. Gas prices are still very high (though they have recently come down slightly). Utility costs like gas and electric are skyrocketing. People are still unable to find work, some after months and even years of searching. Small businesses are closing. Parts of ObamaCare are being implemented and we are getting a taste of the true ‘cost’ of this mammoth piece of legislation.
Yes, tragedy has struck. Tragedy struck on 9/11 as well; we learned from that day that the world still turns, life goes one. We cannot be stuck in a perpetual cycle of grief and mourning. There are so many other important issues at stake for our entire country. We need to take time to grieve, certainly. But, we cannot lose focus on the things that are putting our country in peril on other levels. We have to concentrate on the issues that our President still has not been accountable for. We must demand answers and we have to keep the pressure on this administration to be accountable for their actions. We need to take them to task.
Allow the families to grieve. Give them space. Give them time. The rest of us, however, need to stop quibbling over what we think we know about the shooter and firearms, etc. We need to refocus our energy on ensuring that our elected officials remain accountable and are held responsible for their actions. We can’t let a tragedy, no matter how large, rattle us and take our attention away from things that are critical to the survival of our country.