If you were paying attention to the news on Sunday then you know about the horrific shooting in Orlando. Whenever we have tragedies such as this it is the job of the President of the United States to find a way to provide comfort for the people. President Obama gave yet another speech that was meant to comfort us but instead gave a lot of people excuses to complain about things on Facebook.
Now lets face it… There is truly nothing the President could do to make some of these people happy. He could literally catch an ISIS terrorist in the act, karate chop him and then pull out his cool ninja sword and behead the son of a bitch and still facebook would be filled with shameless people complaining the sword was too socialist or some type of nonsense like that.
The big thing I heard on Sunday was the complaint that once again the president refused to call it an act of terror. Now listen I cant make this any clearer. HE ALWAYS CALLS IT AN ACT OF TERROR WHEN IT IS AN ACT OF TERROR. So, as you are reading on Facebook that he didn’t call it a terror act I invite you read his actual words. Below is an ACTUAL TRANSCRIPT of what President Obama said.
You will notice in paragraph 2 he does in fact call it AN ACT OF TERROR and throws it is also an ACT OF HATE.
As Americans, we grieve the brutal murder, a horrific massacre of dozens of innocent people. We pray for the families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, who have endured a terrible attack on their city.
Although it’s still early in the investigation, we know enough to say that this was an act of terror and an act of hate. As Americans we are united in grief, in outrage, and in resolve to defend our people.
I just finished a meeting with FBI director Comey and my homeland security and national security advisors. The FBI is on the scene and leading the investigation in partnership with local law enforcement. I’ve directed that the full resources of the federal government be made available for this investigation.
We are still learning all of the facts. This is an open investigation. We have reached no definitive judgment on the precise motivations of the killer. The FBI is appropriately investigating this as an act of terrorism. I have directed that we must spare no effort to determine what, if any, inspiration or association this killer may have had with terrorist groups.
What is clear is that he was a person filled with hatred. Over the coming days we will uncover why and how this happened, and we will go wherever the facts lead us. This morning I spoke with my good friend Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and I conveyed to him the deepest condolences of the American people. This could have been any one of our communities. I told Mayor Dyer that whatever help he and the people of Orlando need, they are going to get it. As a country, we are going to be there for the people of Orlando today, tomorrow, and for all the days to come. We also express our profound gratitude to all of the police and first responders who rushed to harm’s way. Their courage and professionalism saved lives and kept the carnage from being even worse. That’s the kind of sacrifice that our law enforcement professionals make every single day for all of us, and we can never thank them enough.
This is an especially heartbreaking day for all of our friends, our fellow Americans, who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The shooter targeted a night club where people came together to be with friends, to dance and to sing, and to live. The place where they were attacked is more than a night club, it is a place of solidarity and empowerment, where people have come together to raise awareness, to speak their minds, and to advocate for their civil rights. So this is a sobering reminder that attacks on any American, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation, is an attack on all of us, and on the fundamental values of equality and dignity that define us as as country. And no act of hate or terror will ever change who we are or the values that make us Americans.
Today marks the most deadly shooting in American history. The shooter was apparently armed with a handgun and a powerful assault rifle. This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot people in a school, or in a house of worship, or in a movie theater, or in a night club. And we have to decide if that is the country we want to be. And to actively do nothing is a decision as well.
In the coming hours and days, we’ll learn about the victims of this tragedy. Their names, their faces, who they were, the joy they brought to their family and friends, and the difference they made in this world. Say a prayer for them. Say a prayer for their families. May god give them the strength to bear the unbearable. May he give us all the strength to be there for them, and the strength and courage to change. We need to demonstrate that we are defined more as a country by the way they lived their lives, than by the hate of the man who took them from us.
As we go together, we will draw inspiration from heroic and selfless acts. Friends who helped friends, took care of each other, and saved lives. In the face of hate and violence, we will love one another. We will not give in to fear or turn against each other, instead we will stand united as Americans to protect our people and defend our nation and to take action against those who threaten us. May God bless the American we lost this morning, may he comfort their families. May God continue to watch over this country that we love.
Now that you have read his words you can stop spreading the lie that he did not call it an act of terror. He did. He condemned the act and he condemned the perpetrator of the act. Now what he didn’t do was condemn an entire religion like some of you are demanding he do.
I would also like to point out before the conversation begins that he did not call for anyone to round up any guns like you have also heard implied on facebook.
I would also like to point out that in the last couple of months Congressional Republicans have stopped any discussion of disallowing people on the terrorist watch list to be able to legally buy guns. Let that sink in. Once again people on the Terror watch list can pop into any Wal Mart or any gun show and in some states walk away with any type of gun and however many they want because… Merica.
I am a HUGE supporter of the 2nd Amendment and always will be. Anyone who has ever heard my shows has heard me talk about my pro gun stance, but I am smart enough to know that someone on the terror watch list should not be afforded the same freedoms as me when it comes to getting their hands on potential weapons quickly. If a potential terrorist gets a gun it forces people like me and you to make sure that we are even more protected. If I were an organization whose sole purpose is to help the gun companies sell guns though that is exactly what I would want. So thanks NRA (I am not an NRA member).