“Commonsense”

President Obama had an unpresidential tantrum yesterday when the Democratic-controlled Senate failed to pass a gun-control law. I for one am glad. The “commonsense” bill he touts would’ve done nothing to prevent atrocities such as Newtown even while infringing on people’s Second Amendment rights to protect themselves. We shouldn’t allow liberals to exploit crises like this (such as by putting Newtown parents in the Senate gallery) to accrue ever more power unto themselves at our expense. The president, through his own words and actions, has lost the benefit of the people’s doubt.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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