Monday, December 17, 2012

Obama's continuing incoherence

Pres. Obama spoke yesterday at the Interfaith Prayer Vigil Address at Newtown High School.  After reflecting on the horrific murders at Newtown and other shootings across the country, the President declares:
We can’t tolerate this anymore.  These tragedies must end.  And to end them, we must change.  We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true.  No single law -- no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society.

But that can’t be an excuse for inaction.  Surely, we can do better than this.
He says that we "can't tolerate" these tragedies and they "must end."  That sounds clear and definitive.  But wait, just a couple sentences later, he  admits that we cannot "prevent every senseless act of violence,"  and thus these acts will not end, and we will have to tolerate them.

For a speech that liberals are comparing to the Gettysburg Address, shouldn't it at least be coherent?

Jacob Sullum says that the speech reveals the magical thinking of gun controllers (hat tip: Instapundit).  Obama's speech, however, is not even consistently magical.

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