... but sometimes he sure acts like it.
Today's FoxNews.com headline: "Obama suggests Republicans unwilling to compromise in gun control debate"
What does he think there is to compromise on?
Obama would like to end gun violence. So would the NRA. So would the Republicans. So would the Democrats. So would I.
So we agree. What is there to compromise on?
Obama wants to take guns away from law-abiding citizens. OK, so there is no compromise available on that point.
Take them away from the criminals. No need to compromise on that point.
Take them away from the shooters in Chicago who are killing 1-2-3-4-5 people every day. No need to compromise on that point.
As I wrote to Illinois Lt. Gov. Simon, I want guns to 1) defend myself and 2) defend the USA against all "enemies, foreign and domestic".
My pistols will be adequate against home invasion. They will not be adequate against "domestic enemies." For that, I'll need a semi-automatic assault-type rifle with high-capacity magazines.
I hate the thought of having to defend myself against "domestic enemies". Who might they be? Obama, Pelosi, Feinstein, Emanuel, Quinn, Madigan, Cullerton.
But I will do so. There is no doubt about that. There is no compromise possible on that.
As long as We the People are strong and adequately armed, we need not fear our own government - too much ... yet...