Obama and the Children

On January 16, 2013, President Barack Obama made a speech in Washington D.C., in which he announced executive orders and proposed legislation to "reduce . . . gun violence in this country."  Surrounded by four children as props, Obama stated: "These are our kids.  . . .  And so what we should be thinking about is our responsibility to care for them, and shield them from harm . . . ."  He continued: This is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe.  This is how we will be judged. . . . and most of all, I think about how, when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now . . . . Obama made similar remarks on December 16, 2012, in a speech at the Sandy Hook interfaith prayer vigil for the victims of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.  At that event he said:  "Can we say that we're truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in...(Read Full Post)