"Sticks and Stones . . .

. . . may break my bones, but words will never hurt me."
Is murderous violence no worse than insulting speech?
Barack Obama seems to think so. After the Virginia Tech horror, he told a Milwaukee audience that we should be just as vigilant in halting other “violence” as we are about “physical violence”.
Ben Smith of www.politico.com listened to the speech, and quoted Obama's examples:
  • "[Radio host Don] Imus and the verbal violence that was directed at young women . . . that's a form of violence"
  • Outsourcing: "the violence of men and women who . . . suddenly have the rug pulled out from under them because their job has moved to another country.
  • Obama then cites bad schools and bad neighborhoods as forms of violence, as well as
  • “the violence of children whose voices are not heard in communities that are ignored,"

Obama’s speech with its litany of what he considers as violence is available online in an mp3 audio file.

Is murder to him a mere sub-issue of his political ideology? Human life is just another pawn on the political chessboard?

It’s another example of how those on the Left will give their political causes the moral equivalence of respect for human life, even as they undercut that respect with their promotion of abortion.

aI highly recommend these excellent commentaries about how America and our media are responding to the Virginia Tech killings:


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