Over the weekend, the president was speaking and, really, when he got to his politics it was just stomach turning. There he is, in the middle of that little town … and he named four instances in where there were, what, massacres? But he left one out. I immediately realized -- and my brother emailed me too -- what happened to Fort Hood? How come he didn't mention Fort Hood? How come Obama did not mention Fort Hood where 13 human beings were slaughtered and there were several survivors. Because, ladies and gentlemen, first of all, Fort Hood is a military enclave, it's a base. You can't have more control than that.
But, number three, it had nothing to do with gun control. It had everything to do with political correctness run amok, costing the lives of 13 human beings. CBS News, July 19, 2012:
The FBI was too concerned about political correctness and did not launch an investigation into a man who was later charged with killing 13 people in the 2009 attack in Fort Hood, Texas, despite significant warning signs that he was an Islamic extremist bent on killing civilians, according to a lawmaker briefed on the new report.
In emails to a known terrorist, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan expressed his support for suicide bombings and killing civilians, while the terrorist, Anwar al-Awlaki, encouraged Hasan to stay in touch...
Now, he went to Fort Hood, but he left it off his list. Am I the only one to notice this? Because Fort Hood doesn't really explain things all the ways these politicians and Obama want to have them explained, now do they? And it gets even worse. Obama goes to these places, he speaks to the people there, as a President should. He gives these national speeches and comments and then, for the most part, they never hear from him again.
But in the case of Fort Hood, it's even worse.
Levin's points are excellent:
In a locked-down, secure military facility, where soldiers are forbidden from carrying firearms, the federal government was unable to prevent a massacre.
Any policy prescription certain to come out of Washington as a result of this monstrous crime is certain to do three things:
(a) steal more and more liberty from the individual;
(b) grow the size of government; and