Now, we must speak
... for the safety of our nation's children. Because for all the noise and anger directed at us over the past week, no one â" nobody â" has addressed the most important, pressing and immediate question we face: How do we protect our children right now, starting today, in a way that we know works?
The only way to answer that question is to face up to the truth. Politicians pass laws for Gun-Free School Zones. They issue press releases bragging about them. They post signs advertising them.
And in so doing, they tell every insane killer in America that schools are their safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk.
How have our nation's priorities gotten so far out of order? Think about it. We care about our money, so we protect our banks with armed guards. American airports, office buildings, power plants, courthouses â" even sports stadiums â" are all protected by armed security.
We care about the President, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents. Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by armed Capitol Police officers.
Yet when it comes to the most beloved, innocent and vulnerable members of the American family â" our children â" we as a society leave them utterly defenseless, and the monsters and predators of this world know it and exploit it. That must change now!
The truth is that our society is populated by an unknown number of genuine monsters â" people so deranged, so evil, so possessed by voices and driven by demons that no sane person can possibly ever comprehend them. They walk among us every day. And does anybody really believe that the next Adam Lanza isn't planning his attack on a school he's already identified at this very moment?
How many more copycats are waiting in the wings for their moment of fame â" from a national media machine that rewards them with the wall-to-wall attention and sense of identity that they crave â" while provoking others to try to make their mark?
But let me double down, for the terminally Progressive:
SEEN ON FACEBOOK:
âoeWhat is the gun community going to do about this tragedy?â
âoeI dunno. What is the gay community going to do about Penn State?â
Well, clearly the "gay community" is going have some festive burst of fiscal fauxtrage about how we have plenty of time to mourn, but no time to locate resources for physical security.