Recently, Wayne LaPierre and his NRA released a few disgusting videos claiming — falsely — that President Obama’s children are protected by armed guards in school, and asked Americans if “the president’s kids more important than yours?”
“Are the president’s kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? Mr. Obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. But he’s just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. Protection for their kids. And gun-free zones for ours.”
Here, from an episode of “The West Wing,” President Jed Bartlet, played by Martin Sheen, explains why any President’s children are, in fact, “more important” than yours.
“More important” is an ugly comparison, but since its Wayne PaPierre’s words, or his organization’s, we’ll stick with that.
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