Sen. Rubio criticizes Obama’s use of children as props

marco-rubio-interviewWhile appearing on the Laura Ingraham radio show just before the scheduled press conference where President Obama unveiled his actions to reduce gun violence, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio offered harsh criticism of the decision to have children present as the proposals are being announced, as noted by The Hill.

“I think ultimately he has a right to do that, and I understand he has a right to do that,” Rubio said. “I think most of us would have preferred if it just had been a straightforward address to the country because it implies that somehow those of us who do not agree with his public policy prescriptions don’t equally care about children.”

The Obama administration had children who wrote to the president in response to the shooting massacre in Newtown, Connecticut at the press conference.

Reacting to renewed calls for an assault-weapons ban, Rubio said the effort was “completely misplaced” and explained that “there is a constitutional right to bear arms.”

“If they want to change the Constitution, if they want to believe the Second Amendment should not be in there or if they believe it should be rewritten in the 21st century then let them have the guts to stand up and propose that.”

“But until they do that, Rubio continued, “then they’ve got to abide by it. And if you’re going to pass a bunch of laws that are not going to work but are going to infringe on the Second Amendment right of law abiding citizens you’re going to have a problem with that.”

In a statement released later Wednesday, Rubio warned that Obama’s use of executive power was troubling.

“Making matters worse is that President Obama is again abusing his power by imposing his policies via executive fiat instead of allowing them to be debated in Congress,” he said. “President Obama’s frustration with our republic and the way it works doesn’t give him license to ignore the Constitution.”

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Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review.He can be reached at TomTillisonFL@gmail.com
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  • John Maddox

    What I would like law makers to understand is, even though the founders did not state it in so many words, that the first ten amendments to the Constitution known as The Bill of Rights is chiseled in stone. If the second amendment is up for grabs then so is the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. Furthermore, lawmakers need to pass a resolution reaffirming the 2nd amendment and restoring the citizen militia — as opposed to select militias– to its rightful place.

  • BillWhit

    Obama likes his props, just like Hitler. Only difference is that Hitler could deliver a speech without a Dummy Board. Apparently, Hitler was more intelligenct than this Fake American Fool, Obama!

  • KB Cook

    What? the Constitution is NOT a working-document that is up for revision anytime some lame-brained bunch in WDC take a notion to make alterations?

  • seazen

    Rubio is another pawn of the reality twisting arms manufacturers and everyone else who seeks to turn Americans into a mass of angry, terrified, violent freaks. No one, particularly Obama has come close to suggesting that individuals do not have the right to own a gun. What has been suggested is a range of conditions that are meant to better protect the society from the obscene loss of life to innocents – including children – from those wielding instruments designed on purpose to kill other people. We have laws, regulations, and innovations that have saved millions of lives from automobile accidents. We are far more strict on automobile design and use than we are on firearms and every day husbands, wives, friends, and children die because of that. Arguing that we what we need are more guns of greater destructive capacity in the hands of more people in more places is insane.

    • RUSerious

      None so blind as those that will not see.

    • glad44

      Dear seazen (as in agrees with seizing my rights) – the gun rights group are not the unbalanced, crazies, criminals who use these instruments as tools of unstable actions. gun rights groups are law abiding citizens (read this – not killers, crazies or criminals). we teach our children and grandchildren how to handle guns safely, respect the power of the it, appropriateness of use, care and storage. All the laws will never be used by those who disrepect the law (unbalanced, crazed, criminal elements); so it will continue to happen unless the instrument itself is never again manufactured – plain and simple.

  • LeftiesAreDopes

    The left worship youth and think children bring something to adult conversation. That's because they remain children themselves who have not risen above their childhood pain, Argentina lowered the voting age to "16". Let's do that in the United States too. After all, isn't that about the age of many of the gang youth who kill with handguns?

    As to 0bamas' big announcement – well now the dopes can have their sense of security, however false. Nothing he is ordering is going to have the pretend intended impact. The maladjusted also believe lies so they can feel safe in personal situations and it works well here too.

    Meanwhile, 0bama is happy that Hollywood will get off his back……………….

    • RUSerious

      What have you got against children, sicko?

  • Joe McKean

    Senator Rubio needs to be constantly informed that his rheortic, excellent as it is,

    falls sure of action. The executive orders are more than "troubling". They have the

    objective of destroying our country. The Senator needs to be made aware that specific

    constitutional action is needed. Needed now!

    He sides with Senator McCain on many important issues. He lacks geniune courage

    to go on the offensive. Let him know you expect more . You expect him to uphold the

    Constitution of the United States.

  • RUSerious

    Rubio's just a jerk, who's apparently decided to declare war on kids!

  • LeftiesAreDopes

    Whats being planned is a way to render decent informed people impotent to protect children. I would ask what have you got against adults? Leftists think people cannot govern themselves and they themselves are the ones who are needed to help and this allows them to tell everyone what they are permitted to do. To accomplish this, they take a crisis and implement the wrong solution. They don't care that the solution does not work; what they do care about is that they get to control people. The need to control is a symptom of the maladjusted. Their controlling tendencies make them failures in personal relationships, but oh how they succeed in the macro!

  • Ralph

    I think that if Obama gets to his dictator status that he would have no problem with cutting the kids heads off. What is the shame is we do not have any American rep. in any Government office to react to his actions