The Patriot Post® · Guns and Culture: Two Presidents Reveal the Divide

By Nate Jackson ·

A study in contrasts. After the horrific mass murder in Florida Wednesday, the reactions from the two sides were predictable. Leftists opened their assault with the usual calls for gun control and vilely slandered those of us who disagree, while defenders of Liberty took a reasonable approach to rights, freedom and culture. Same as it ever was.

This contrast was highlighted particularly well by the current president and his predecessor.

“Caring for our kids is our first job,” Obama tweeted Thursday. “And until we can honestly say that we’re doing enough to keep them safe from harm, including long overdue, common-sense gun safety laws that most Americans want, then we have to change.” Obama’s clear message is that defenders of Liberty and the Second Amendment don’t “care for our kids,” and in fact that we’re preventing those who care from “doing enough” to keep kids safe. Notice too his subtle use of “gun safety laws” instead of gun control. Safety polls better.

We’d be more inclined to believe leftists want to keep kids safe if 1) their policies actually did so without infringing on the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens and 2) they didn’t routinely exploit the blood of innocents to advocate those statist policies. Never mind their rabid defense of killing children in utero.

Reminder: Obama and his fellow Democrats had complete control of Washington from 2009-2011, and they did nothing to pass these supposed “common sense” measures.

Striking an entirely different and more appropriate note, President Donald Trump addressed the nation yesterday and said, “No child, no teacher, should ever be in danger in an American school. No parent should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters when they kiss them goodbye in the morning. … In these moments of heartache and darkness, we hold on to God’s word in Scripture: ‘I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will heal you.’ … We must also work together to create a culture in our country that embraces the dignity of life, that creates deep and meaningful human connections, and that turns classmates and colleagues into friends and neighbors.”

Leftists have destroyed our cultural embrace of the dignity of life because they prefer to advocate rampant and damaging immorality, which breaks families and aborts children. And they’ve broken “meaningful human connections” because they instead pit identity groups against each other for political gain.

Guns have always been a part of American culture and Liberty. Hate, vice and licentiousness are things the Left has cultivated in the last 50 years. Whether it’s a typical weekend in any inner city across American or a mass murder like the one in Florida, we’re witnessing the horrific results.