Roger Simon’s commentary in Wednesday’s MDJ (“Obama Knows What Must Be Done, and He Must Do It”) was a shining example of the administration’s philosophy of “not wasting a good crisis.” Simon argues Americans should not look toward God or society for insights and context on the recent horrific events, but instead look toward the government to fix this “problem.” Unfortunately, many have already fallen for this government-dependence agenda.
What he fails to acknowledge, as does American society as a whole, is the presence of evil in the world. As long as people in power continue to blame guns and other inanimate objects for these tragedies, instead of the deranged and wicked perpetrators of evil, our politicians will continue to chase their tails and further waste American taxpayer’s time and money, and possibly even infringe on our constitutional rights.
You can try and take the guns out of the hands of evil people (which is a separate debate), but you are still left with evil people. Case in point, the 1927 Bath School bombing disaster in Michigan, where 38 elementary school children were killed from a farmer’s homemade bomb scheme to blow up the entire school.
Ironically, Simon uses a “straw man” argument to suggest those against reactionary gun control are “foolish” and “helpless,” yet he supports the president’s intellectually dishonest and naive promise of preventing evil acts in this world.
I guess that’s what Hope and Change do to you.