President's remarks Biblically ignorant, insulting to parents
- Bill Wilson - www.dailyjot.com
The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut is beyond belief. May this horror bring those parents and relatives of the victims closer to the Lord; may it bring this nation closer to the one true God. There are no words to describe the pain they feel or the burden they will carry with them the rest of their lives. You just don't get over such a thing. Already, the politicians are using the deaths of these young children to advance their cause against guns. It is shameless. The occupant of the Oval Office goes on national TV, attempts to quote scripture a few times to gain the sympathy of his perspective, then tells us that we cannot parent our own children and that he will use the full weight of his office to stop violence against them.
On parenting, he said, "That this job of keeping our children safe, and teaching them well, is something we can only do together, with the help of friends and neighbors, the help of a community, and the help of a nation. And in that way, we come to realize that we bear a responsibility for every child because we're counting on everybody else to help look after ours; that we're all parents; that they're all our children." I do not need the federal government or the community helping me raise my children. The shock is that government promotes the promiscuity, anti-Christian liberal agenda that I taught our children was wrong. That's why we home schooled and used private Christian schools.
Then, the president used his code words for gun control. He said, "In the coming weeks, I will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens...in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this...Are we really prepared to say that we're powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard? Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?" If you take away the power to defend yourself, that is the price of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness. Connecticut has one of the nation's strictest gun control laws. They didn't work because psychopaths, terrorists and criminals don't abide by laws.
The federal government has created no gun, safe zones around our schools. They are tantamount to killing zones. Psychopaths and terrorists want the focus to be on them. They want control. They do not want their "statement" to be ended by someone who will meet them with deadly force. School shootings do not happen in Israel because the teachers are armed. The more the government takes away guns from law abiding responsible people, the more vulnerable society is to criminals and government. Government cannot raise children, and it cannot protect them from the nut cases. Mr. President, you are wrong. Parents raise children and responsible citizens protect them. Allow them the tools to do it.
The president closed his remarks waxing religious. He said, "All the world's religions -- so many of them represented here today -- start with a simple question: Why are we here? What gives our life meaning? What gives our acts purpose? We know our time on this Earth is fleeting." If he knew anything about the Bible, he would know that it starts with the creation and purpose of life, not with a New Age question of existence. Our purpose is to glorify our Father in heaven, not to use evil to advance political agendas.
The leader of the free world should not be asking why we are here, nor should he be saying his citizens can't parent their children, nor should he be taking freedoms from the law abiding and empowering the evildoers. But he does. And he will because he is an example of 2 Corinthians 4:3,4: "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: in whom the god of this world (satan) has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of YHVH, should shine unto them."