By now, you’ve probably heard from President Obama… “Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?“
What exactly then is the price of our freedom?
What do you consider the price to pay for your freedom?
The answer depends on whom you ask.
For the 60-somewhat million voters who voted for President Obama, you don’t need to answer. President Obama already implied…your freedom is worth nothing.
Benjamin Franklin would say…“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
“Give me Liberty, or Give me Death!” declared by Patrick Henry.
If you asked millions of soldiers who lost their lives or parts of their body fighting for Americans to be as free as we are today, they would feel insulted.
If you asked my parents who sent their teenage son on a boat off socialist Vietnam, they would not feel a need to answer the question—and I agree with them.
No one can set a price for liberty.
No one is stupid enough to attempt setting a price for the freedom we all enjoy in this country.
It’s not about gun control
It’s been proven tougher gun control will not necessarily reduce the horrific mass killings.
People in Mexico can’t own gun—yet, the drug cartel has plenty of guns to murder people (some may think of Obama administration’s Fast and Furious program that put some of those guns in the hands of the cartel).
France has tight gun control law. Norway has tough gun control regulations—yet, Anders Behring Breivik who lived in southern France was able to get weapons to fire at a youth camp in Utoya Island. Sixty-eight died.
In China, Zheng Minsheng murdered 8 children with a knife in Nanping—obviously, Bob Costas did not know about this incident when he said he believed if football player Jovan Belcher did not own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would still be alive. Costas probably thought mentally disturbed Jovan Belcher would be less dangerous with any other weapon than gun.
In Tokyo, Japan, on 6/8/2008, a man drove a truck into a crowd and killed 3 people and injured 2. He then stabbed at least another 12 people using a dagger, killing 4 more people and injured another 8. He did not need a gun to kill.
Don’t let them fool you. This debate is not about controlling guns in the hands of the wrong people. It’s about government control the individuals.