Three Speeches.

Via elephant journal
on Dec 17, 2012
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Only one of the below three speeches promises any kind of new strategy or action. Perhaps it’s because We the People have had enough, and finally want to renew our claim to a safer civil society.

Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama take a moment to address the nation in the wake of a school shooting. Clips are from addresses immediately following the Columbine, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook shootings. The three speeches have been edited together here to illustrate the endless cycle of violence we are trapped in.

Music: “The Lone Hugo” by Michael Giacchino

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One Response to “Three Speeches.”

  1. Linda V. Lewis says:

    It is difficult for the President to do anything without it becoming politicized, Texas Republicans vs Vermont Democrats, etc. But it certainly would be worth Obama initiating an anti automatic weapon law.
    Another approach would be to do what MADD succeeded in–perhaps this time a Parents Against Automatic Weapons –PAAW–law state by state. It is not 1776. Civilians do not need to arm themselves against the British army and form a militia! Nor do hunters need automatic weapons! There is no civilian in the States or Canada or anywhere in the free world who needs an automatic weapon. North America is not Syria. It seems so insanely paranoid to feel that one "needs" an automatic gun. Yet a Republican on the news last night (Monday) actually suggested arming Principals! That would just escalate everything. The answer is NO MORE!