The events of the past week have clearly illustrated the dangers of America pursuing two of President Obama’s primary legislative objectives.
Obama and his liberal Democrats in Washington were seeking passage of another gun control bill and amnesty for illegal aliens.
Fortunately, the Constitution and individual liberty dodged a bullet when the gun control legislation was defeated in the Senate.
However, the next item on Obama’s agenda is equally misguided.
And the events in Boston should forever prove how wrong-headed both of these ideas are.
In their search for the bomber, who was believed to be both armed and dangerous, the FBI and the police conducted a house-to-house search.
A city-wide manhunt results in an armed terrorist hiding among the once-peaceable neighborhoods in Boston. Perhaps nothing better illustrates the need for individual citizens in each of those houses to be Constitutionally-able to arm themselves.
The evil that invaded the streets of Boston and then hid among the neighborhoods of good and decent citizens are situations that make it even more necessary for law-abiding citizens to have the means to protect themselves.
In addition, the second bomber was a legal immigrant, who obviously slipped through the cracks of background examinations.
Since we learned how difficult it can be to determine the sometimes-murderous intent of someone who wishes to become a citizen, then it makes it even more crucial that our government doesn’t just grant amnesty to anyone who illegally crosses our borders.