Monday, December 17th, 2012
We can’t accept events like this as routine. Are we really prepared to say that we’re powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard? Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?
— Excerpt from President Barack Obama’s Sunday speech honoring victims of the horrific mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.