President Obama, tearing up: “These Children are all our Children.”

Via Waylon Lewis
on Dec 14, 2012
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President Obama Makes a Statement on the Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut: “Our hearts are broken today.”

“…too many of these tragedies in the last few years….Each time I learn the news I react not as a president, but as anyone else would — as a parent…I know there’s not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief that I do…They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own…Among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping children fulfill their dreams.”

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


13 Responses to “President Obama, tearing up: “These Children are all our Children.””

  1. […] the wake of the news of shootings just miles from my home in Clackamas, Oregon, and the brutal slaughter at a freaking elementary school in Connecticut, I feel utterly […]

  2. Trista says:

    What about the children he is killing with drones? Whose children are those?

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  7. […] who killed 26 people and himself. I grew up in a town south of Newtown, Connecticut, where the shooting took place. I haven’t been there in more than 50 years, but I remember Newtown as a bucolic […]

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