After I rose this morning, and hobbled to the living room, I turned on the TV and learned that we're under a winter storm. Potential icing, bridges being salted, some road closures. Schools, of course, are closed. Louisiana doesn't handle ice very well, except in our tall, frosty drinks.
We're all waiting with bated breath to learn what our President will recommend this morning. The usual suspects rear their heads. Assault weapons ban, universal background checks, magazine restrictions. None of these things would have made a bit of difference to the Sandy Hook shooter, but the President is pandering to his base and this is the least we can expect. Our President is entirely too predictable, and according to many, a stone hypocrite.
How is Obama a hypocrite? Easily. He and his children are protected by armed men and women, people who carry guns, the very guns that our President seeks to ban. His children attend what is arguably the most secure school in the world. He himself is routinely protected by persons who carry large capacity magazines. His guards carry weapons in places where the average citizen would be arrested and convicted for carrying those same weapons. His protection far exceeds the ability of a standard American to protect themselves. It is the height of hypocrisy and shows how closely the US Presidency has evolved toward an imperial office.
In light of this obvious hypocrisy, I am calling on the President of the United States to limit his protective detail to those firearms, magazine, and ammunition that is available to the citizens of the United States, and that any of those laws or regulations that he proposes be immediately be adopted by his protective detail. He can certainly accomplish this through Executive Order, and will show a solidarity with The People he is sworn to serve.