Once Again, President Barack Obama Calls For The Abolition Of The Secret Service
Guns are evil. More guns = more crime. Get rid of guns, because bad people do bad things with guns.
Now that we’ve established the ground rules, ladies and gentlemen: the President of the United States.
“Until the investigation is complete, I’m necessarily constrained in terms of talking about the details of the case. But I don’t need to be constrained about the emotions that tragedies like this raise. I’ve had to make statements like this too many times. Communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this too many times. We don’t have all the facts, but we do know that once again, innocent people were killed, in part, because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun. Now is the time for mourning, and for healing. But let’s be clear: At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency. And it is in our power to do something about it. I say that, recognizing the politics in this town foreclose a lot of those avenues right now. But it would be wrong for us not to acknowledge them. And at some point, it’s going to be important for the American people to come to grips with them, and for us to be able to shift how we think about the issue of gun violence collectively.”
Whether or not anything he just said is true, it’s clear that his appeal to emotion demands immediate and decisive action. That’s why, for the sake of Americans everywhere, for the sake of democracy and our ideals, President Barack Obama must announce the immediate abolition of the Secret Service.
No more men with guns.
No more endangering the lives of the president and his family.
No more saying one thing and doing another.
Stop the violence, Mr. President. Stop people with guns. Start by making your home a gun-free zone.
Ban the Secret Service.
If not, we deserve to know why not.