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OBAMA: President using tragedy as distraction

Letter by Connie Lowry, Puyallup on Jan. 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm with No Comments »
January 17, 2013 9:28 am

Once again the president took the theatrical route in his presentation on gun control. He just can’t seem to come out and talk on any given issue without using some supporters, supporters’ children or service members as props. It is a distraction from the real issues that need to be discussed and resolved.

The tragedy in Newtown has given the president the chance to put the investigation into the Benghazi incident, lack of significant economic growth and the national debt situation into the background. These national issues should be foremost on the president’s agenda, not gun control.

His executive orders raise questions.

• Order 4: Who determines if someone is dangerous? Who categorizes people? Will a person have recourse to contest said status?

• Order 10: Is it just the gun that will be analyzed or all gun owners? What database with private citizens’ information will be kept? And who will really have access to it?

• Order 16: Regarding health care providers turning in patients, how is patient privacy being compromised by this action?

I see a grave erosion of our personal freedoms, the loss of our personal privacy and the crumbling of our Constitution. Is this really the way our country wants to go? Are we still a republic or a police state?

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