My cousin had this posted on her FB today... she is the same age as me, our kids are around the same age, she is from Texas and is very...Christian, i guess you could say (goes to church a lot, believes the Lord has power over everything pretty much) so in that respect we are pretty different. Here's what she wrote and the link to the video:
Okay so the View showed this commercial and they were upset the NRA used the presidents kids??????? His decision is about our kids and he can use them??? How is the president kids anymore important than mine? They are not! When my husband not here i am my kids armed guard and i will not let the president take my weapon to protect my kids ever!
This is what I replied with: Cuz, I love you dearly but I can't bite my tongue on this one... HELL yes the President's kids are more important than normal kids. He is the PRESIDENT of the United States and with that comes much greater security risks than being a normal US citizen. If his daughters were kidnapped they could be held for ransom or threatened to be killed unless Obama handed over the whole US treasury or all our nuclear weapons or some other ridiculous thing that only the President has power over. It is a risk that he takes being our President so it only makes sense that his children (and ALL Presidential children before them) will be protected by the Secret Service and/or armed guards. I love my children and would gladly give my life for them but would I want them in a school setting with armed guards at every door or teachers that are packing concealed weapons? NO ABSOLUTELY NOT! If I feared for their safety that much I would homeschool them and/or keep them locked away in a closet I admit I am not nor have ever been a fan of guns, I will never own one myself but you know that my dad used to be a police officer and he has always been a hunter so I KNOW that they have their uses for everyday normal citizens. But the NRA's idea to put armed guards in every school in the country is just the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard because it does not solve any of the underlying problems in our society. Two wrongs do not make a right...
Anyways, just wanted to see what you all think, I usually don't argue my opinion to much on FB, especially with family members but I've been hearing about that NRA commercial a lot these last couple days and i just had to get it out when I read her post :P She replied but i'm not gonna post everything cause it was basically just her disagreeing with me.
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Answer by admckenzie at 1:49 PM on Jan. 16, 2013
I watched the commercial for arguments sake and I don't know if the president is for or against it. But if it is true it is kind of hypocritical. If the president is willing to have armed guards protect his children but will not allow the protection of our kids. Then there is something wrong there. I am not saying that his kids should not be protected. What I am saying is I don't see anything wrong with our kids being protected and I would not understand why he would be against that if his own kids are protected by armed guards on a regular basis.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:15 PM on Jan. 16, 2013