Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste…Ever

While speaking at a prayer vigil for victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Barack Obama, ever the divisive political creature with a burning transformative agenda, could not pass on the opportunity to politicize the event:

In the coming weeks, I’ll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens, from law enforcement, to mental health professionals, to parents and educators, in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this, because what choice do we have? 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?

Forget about the shock, grief, anguish, pain and suffering of the survivors. Never mind that the vigil was intended to honor the innocent victims, not promote Obama’s ardent agenda to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”

Never let a crisis go to waste … ever.

And to think, there are still people who wonder why America is so divided.

Congratulations Barack … Saul Alinsky would be proud of you.

If Obama is truly devoted to preventing such tragedies, how about he cease and desist being the most divisive American political figure of the 21st century? Anyone who is paying attention knows he is leading a group of like-minded politicians whose strategy is “divide and conquer.”

If Obama is honestly concerned with preventing the routine slaughter of children in schools, schools will no longer be gun free zones. The criminally inclined, mentally deranged people who have perpetrated these shootings clearly have not respected these gun free zones, including America’s shopping malls and other public gathering places.

For “progressives” to use these tragedies as a thinly disguised attempt to alter or abolish Second Amendment Rights for free American Citizens is further evidence that they are attacking, not defending the Constitution of the United States of America. Why is it not surprising that those who desire a “fundamental transformation” of America would be derelict in their duties while ignoring their oath of office?

Here is a clue for Obama and his high falutin, fancy pants, smooth talking, words parsing “progressive” Ivy League chums: the Second Amendment was not written so 21st century Americans could go deer hunting.

America’s Constitution secured the Right of the People to keep and bear arms as the last line of defense against tyrannical government. Having just fought against and defeated King George’s military, America’s founders were keenly aware of the need for all Citizens to be prepared in defense of their Liberties. It matters not whether tyrannical government is imposed by a foreign crown as it was in the 1700s, or from Washington DC, as is being done today. Tyrannical government is tyrannical government.

As Patrick Henry said during debate in the Several State Conventions on the adoption of the U.S. Constitution:

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?

Barack Obama and his fellow “progressives” are not interested in defending the God given, constitutionally protected Rights of American Citizens. They are interested in ensuring that “progressives” gain a firm, final grasp on unstrained power.

America had better wise up. Fast.

Because of groupthink and a poverty of imagination, the story of American Freedom and of American exceptionalism may end far too soon in a tragic, final chapter.


Michael Fell is a former MCA recording artist from the seminal punk rock era who toured America from coast to coast. Today, he’s a leading voice in the L.A. Tea Party movement, active since the February 2009 inception. Mr. Fell currently chairs the Westwood Tea Party, is a founding member of the L.A. Metro Tea Party Coalition, serves as the Vice Chairman of the Westside Republicans Club in L.A. CA, and is an elected Republican delegate to the L.A. 47th AD Central Committee. He’s been Campaign Manager for a primary winning Congressional candidate, as well as Santa Monica and L.A. City Council candidates. Mr. Fell is a contributing writer for,,,,, and, His opinions on today’s news events and political climate can be found on his blog:

  • Douglas

    That powerless feeling is why our Fore Fathers had the forethought to include in our Amended Rights the 2nd. Amendment. If our Government ever got a Hitler in the White House…citizens wouldn’t feel helpless in stopping them from killing or doing whatever they wish…Thank You Fore Fathers for thinking ahead!

  • m123s

    Concerning those who spoke the quickest, and the loudest about the Ct. shooting; one word comes to mind – Hypocrites = an actor under an assumed character, stage player, deceit [Strong’s Concordance].

  • William

    The easiest way to gain control of the population is to carry out acts of terror. The public will clamor for such laws if the personal security is threatened. – Joseph Stalin

    • ArmyCombatVet

      And Stalin killed tens of millions of unarmed people, as did Pol Pot, Mao, Idi Amin, Hitler, Mussolini etc. How did that work out for those unarmed citizens? Before the advent of firearms, nations slaughtered untold millions of people with all manner of devices. According to a just published article by a respected news site, mass shootings are down in America. The right to self-defense is a fundamental right, a constitutionally protected right. Criminals will always have guns and every nation that has banned them, have greatly accelerated crime rates. The Sandy Hook shooting was a terrible tragedy that could have been prevented by armed and trained teachers and staff. The Portland shooting would have been far worse if not for the action of a concealed carry hero. Diana Feinstein with her personal carry permit and armed security should keep her mouth shut, same with the coward Bloomberg as well as the our elected officials who have armed security. They all work for us, they are protected, we have more rights then they to protect ourselves and our loved ones. We elect these politicians to defend our rights, not strip us of them, while protecting themselves! One other overriding factor is the influx of terrorist hits squads coming across our borders and the high percentage of crimes committed by illegal aliens within our borders. So this begs the question, who is going to protect the law abiding citizen from assault, if not they themselves………..the police? In a perfect world there would be no violence, no criminals, no assaults, no murders. We all know the answer to that. The abuse of mind altering drugs is where the effort to control these events needs to be investigated and well as closely monitoring mentally unstable people. Israel has trained and armed teachers in their schools and their children are protected from attacks by crazy terrorists. There are millions of veterans who are skilled in the deployment of weapons and the safe handling of them. There are countless numbers of them that I’m sure would be willing to provide armed security for schools for free. Obviously any vets with PTSD, or on drugs that alter behavior, would not be good candidates. But many vets actively give back to the community willingly and would be honored to keep our children safe. The police simply can’t do it and as I mentioned earlier, the bad guys will always have access to firearms. The politicians are only interested in shredding the Constitution while protecting their own freedom and liberty while fleecing our nation’s wealth! That being said, say a prayer for the families who lost their precious little ones last Friday, it could have been prevented!

  • Bruce Feher

    -Come on, the guy is a politician. What did you expect, someone to uphold the average citizens rights? They will only uphold the rights of criminals and themselves.

  • LM

    Maybe I am playing devil’s advocate but there has to be some measure of control. The person was clearly unstable and had access to firearms in the home. There has to be some give and personally I feel a gun owner needs to be responsible. If you have a history of mental health issues where you have injured yourself or others or if you have used a weapon in a crime and yes that includes pointing it at your neighbor who ticked you off YOUR 2nd amendment right to own a gun should be revoked.

    • Archie Angel

      Historically, Americans have possessed all manner of weapons without events such as these. Additionally, however, America’s lunatics were not allowed to wander the streets, molesting decent citizens, upsetting the peace, and breeding at will. We abandoned the “measure of control” you speak of when a series of ACLU-type lawsuits shuttered almost all of our state-run mental institutions in the 1960s, unleashing the maniacs onto an unsuspecting populace which had previously enjoyed security and quiet. The Left has punished us with lunatics, drugs and licentiousness, and now they seek to deprive us of our ability to defend ourselves. The “measure of control” is the 2nd Amendment, and it is our last resort.

  • Marty

    Thanks Douglas – Our forefathers provided the advice but it is up to take action in the 21st Century to stop the “Dictatorship” mindset among many Americans. Thomas Jefferson warned us, that when those that depend on their total livelihood from the government outnumber those that are working and paying taxes America would cease to exist. We are there, from all indications, unless America, including all citizens and particularly our self-serving career professional politicians, have an immediate major paradigm shift. All able bodied Americans must contributed to any successful endeavor, including a reasonable government. We currently have an OUT OF CONTROL government, both financially as well as wanting to control ever aspect of the lives of all citizens. When the truth comes out, they are not qualified to take care of doing the jobs they were elected to do.