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The Boston Marathon Bombing: A Personal Appeal
by Chip Jones on April 16, 2013
I watched President Obama speak about the Boston Marathon Bombing. He said we don't know who or why, but that we will find out. Rather than my usual anger at a man who would so fundamentally change the landscape of my grandchildren's opportunity, I am saddened that a man who has twice been elected President doesn't understand WHY.
Having watched and studied Barack Obama for 4 years, I understand how he sees this: the "why" he is referring to is really "what"--WHAT can government do to further control human nature.
What he fails to understand is that the "why" cannot be controlled by the government's "what."
Mr. President, let me explain to you "why". Simply put, God gave us evil so that we might have the choice of righteousness. Wrong exists to allow us to be right. The "wrong" adapts, and morphes with time and technology, but its core nature never changes. The gift that is wrapped in sadness is really happiness.
And Mr. President, what we can take away from this is not a bigger, more intrusive government, but a greater personal resolve to acknowledge the existence of evil, and a renewed personal commitment to confront it. Please don't take from our citizens the individual ability to be happy with a collective solution. Individual vigilance will always trump government convenience.
Ladies and gentlemen, be strong. Be vigilant. Be the individual protector of your family and friends. Be the quintessential American individualist. But please don't, for even one minute, think that the actions of government are going to take from us the evil placed on earth by God. Choose to not seek a simple, "feel good," yet ineffective governmental solution. Instead, choose to redouble your personal vigilance.
Hat Tip @CWJonesIII