Let’s stand and salute the NRA for their recent ad stating that Obama is an elitist hypocrite for allowing his own children– but not out children– to be protected by trained agents armed with guns. Unlike the GOP, the NRA does not back down from anybody; they stand and deliver. They are on the frontline, taking all of the heat, and I am proud to say that I am an NRA member.
Paul Waldman of The Prospect wrote a biting article that is full of mockery and derision in which he criticizes the NRA ad.
“NRA leadership is a bunch of crazy people,” he writes, adding sarcastically, “What an elitist, that Barack Obama, thinking he’s somehow above ordinary people…all of us should act as though we exist in the same security situation as the president of the United States.”
Don’t insult my intelligence, Paul. We are not asking the Secret Service to accompany us 24/7; however, adequate protection of all our children in no way reduces the protection of his children. So what’s up with denying us what we need to assure the safety of our children?
Mr. Waldman goes on to needlessly disparage all of us who are every day, hard-working Americans by making light of “just the assistant regional manager of a widget company” who needlessly arms himself to the teeth in anticipation of a “terrorist commando strike force.”
If Mr. Waldman’s absurdity isn’t enough, consider blogger Matt Yglesias’ insulting statement that Obama’s kids are worth more to the country than are our children. Perhaps Mr. Yglesias needs to brush up on the Declaration of Independence, which tells us all men are created equal.
In America, we are not born into a caste system nor do we have royalty. We are simply born Americans with the freedom and liberty given to us by God our Creator to seek our dreams and to endeavor to become all that our heart desires. Each of us gets one vote and my vote carries as much weight as does President Obama’s vote, and my grandchildren’s votes will be as important to this nation as his children’s votes will be.
All of us agree that the Office of the President is worthy of respect, and we want our President and his family to be protected. Our President and his family require a different level of protection, but while that level may need to be elevated, their value as human beings is not.
So now, Waldman and Yglesias, make a pot of coffee, sit down and spend an afternoon with the Declaration of Independence; I promise that it will be an eye- opening experience for both of you.