Guess what Lincoln,Proud of President Obama
President Obama on Sunday vowed to use “whatever power this office holds” in coming weeks to prevent mass shootings like the one that killed 26 people at an elementary school last week, 20 of them small children.
Obama, speaking to hundreds of mourners assembled at Newtown High School, said he would gather law enforcement officials, educators, and mental health workers to find ways to prevent future shootings. As he spoke, many in the audience sobbed, clutched teddy bears or hugged their children.
“We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end,” the president said in a televised speech that lasted nearly 20 minutes.“And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex and that is true. No single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society, but that can’t be an excuse for inaction. Surely we can do better than this.”
The president had wept Friday when told of the shootings, but on Sunday he spoke with somber resolve. He offered few details, but made clear that politics should not trump public safety, and that America had to act to protect its children.
“Are we really prepared to say that we’re powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard?” he asked.“Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?”
To make his point, he read the names of each victim. At the end, the crowd gave him a standing ovation.
Hundreds gathered outside Newtown High School during the vigil, listening to Obama, other speeches and prayers as they held candles and American flags. As Obama spoke, the crowd outside stood quietly and sheltered their candles from the wind.
This is NOT about Obama...and it's SICKENING to make it about ANY nothing but a politicians stage appearances. Sickening!!!!!!!!!!
It's about yet more FAILURE in America-to PROTECT- it's most valuable, the INNOCENT lives of children.