Last Thursday a nut-job strode into a writing class at Umpqua Community College near Roseburg, Oregon and opened fire on his classmates. That night, before the all bodies were identified and families were told President Obama took to the airwaves to talk about gun control saying it should become a political issue.
“This is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic.”
A week and a day later on Friday the 9th, the President of the United States is going to Roseburg, many residents feel he will be standing atop the bodies of last week’s dead to advance his anti-gun agenda which he admitted is politically motivated.
“My family, my friends, everybody down here is not happy about him coming,” said Michelle Finn, an Independence resident who grew up in Roseburg and attended Umpqua Community College. “He already says he’s going to politicize this — he’s already going to push his agenda. And if he knew Roseburg and Douglas County, he’d know these are the wrong people to be doing that with.”
According to local police there will be at least two protests. One even set up a Facebook page for the 8,100 who have committed to attending.
Another post about Friday’s protest explains:
To us, they are fellow Americans who deserve our love, our support, and our defense. To Obama, they are nothing but a quick stop and photo on the way to a party with Jamie Foxx, where attendance costs $10,000 per person. They are an easy poster child for his agenda of criminalizing gun owners and removing the one obstacle left between the federal government and their dream of total control. To Obama, their dead loved ones were an opportunity. To us, they were Americans.
Today, America says no in Roseburg. They will not be your pawn. Those who died were more than just members of Roseburg and the surrounding area. They were citizens of the greatest country on earth. They were men and women descended from a generation who once pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to ensure liberty. They were our countrymen, and we will not allow you to use them or their deaths for your own ends.
We are finished being shushed out of “respect for the families.” We will not be shamed into another silence. Americans are not subjects, they are not pawns. They are people who possess the inherent right to defend themselves against evil, against those who would harm them, against those who would exploit them and their families in a time of grief. We will stand with them—and if we have to, we will stand for them.
The White House says Obama will meet privately with victims’ families. His official schedule shows no indication that he will appear in public and talk about gun control. But that doesn’t mean he wont. He said he will politicize the issue and look for him to make a call for gun control just before he gets back on Air Force One and heads to Seattle to raise some cash for the Democratic Party.
The video below is from a local news report about Friday’s protests: