Please read carefully these excerpts from a speech that President Obama gave on January 16th, 2013, a month after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.. Although gun control was the subject of this speech, I could not help relating every word to our nation’s abortion crisis. Take a look for yourself, you can read the full transcript here from January 16th, 2013, as well as a similar and equally compelling speech from December 16th, 2012.
“This is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. This is how we will be judged.
“If there’s even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got an obligation to try.”
“We have to examine ourselves in our hearts, and ask yourselves what is important? This will not happen, unless the American people demand it. If parents and teachers, police officers, and pastors, if hunters and sportsman, if responsible gun owners, if Americans of every background stand up and say, enough. We’ve suffered too much pain, and care too much about our children to allow this to continue, then change will — change will come.”
“This is the land of the free, and it always will be. As Americans we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights that no man or government can take away from us. But we’ve also long recognized, as our founders recognized, that with rights come responsibilities. Along with our freedom to live our lives as we will comes an obligation to allow others to do the same.“
“That most fundamental set of rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, fundamental rights that were denied to college students at Virginia Tech and high school students at Columbine and elementary school students in Newtown; and kids on street corners in Chicago on too frequent basis to tolerate [not to mention million’s of unborn babies]; and all the families who never imagined they’d lose a loved one to a bullet, those rights are at stake. We’re responsible.”