December 20, 2012
Michelle Malkin: Evil Exists, Yet Human Conceit Pretends We Can Prevent the Sometimes Unpreventable
Hat tip: RealClearPolitics.com
"I know we don't have a lot of time but I do just want to take off the political pundit hat for a second and talk as a parent because every American parent in this country is horrified by what happened on Friday. And this is the first time that I've been on the air since it happened. And I have to say, a lot of the political noise that we've heard has just been so unhelpful. And clearly, it is a human impulse to want to tell your own kids -- I've got a 9 and a 12 year old -- that you can do everything in your power to make sure that it doesn't happen again. But evil exists in this world."
"Human conceit throughout human history, of course, seems to pretend that we can prevent the sometimes unpreventable. And when you take that impulse that you need to do something and you turn it into a political football, what you get is more harm than good. This impulse to agitate and legislate and regulate when the history shows and the reality of this particular situation shows that all of the gun control legislation in the world wouldn't have stopped this mad man. Connecticut already has an Assault Weapons Ban. And we need politicians for once, to just stop, shut up and think before they act recklessly again. Please?"
Michelle Malkin discusses the recent school shooting tragedy and the natural urge to 'do something' with Sean Hannity.