The president needs to get serious and stop the campaign speeches
President Obama put on quite a show on Wednesday. He even included some cute little kids in the act, a pathetic reminder that it's always about promoting a political agenda with this crowd in the White House.
What did President Obama propose? Nothing consequential. Don't expect the Senate Democrats to put any of this to a vote. And it's worse at the GOP House.
President Obama wants to enforce gun laws. My question is simple: Why weren't we enforcing these laws before?
As the father of three 20-something sons, let me say this: It ain't about guns! Guns don't cause kids to go crazy and kill other kids.
I am a lot more concerned about the filth and trash that these kids watch in movies and video games:
"NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre said after the shooting. "A child growing up in America witnesses 16,000 murders and 200,000 acts of violence by the time he or she reaches the ripe old age of 18." (WashingtonTimes)
Let me repeat: As a father of boys, I was always a lot more concerned about the stuff that my kids were watching than the guns at home or elsewhere.
We can't continue to overlook the filth and violence in movies and games. I would also add that aborting 1 million babies does not communicate "a respect for life" to our kids either.
Yes, everyone was appalled by the Newtown tragedy. We do not want a repeat of that terrible incident.
Just as important, we also want a president who is serious and wants to have a complete discussion not just deliver another campaign speech.
On school violence, and every other issue, someone needs to remind President Obama that he won the election and it's time to govern and get serious.