"It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: 'Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.'"
--stuff Obama said at the U.N. Assembly yesterday
That's a pretty silly statement. Because if it's true, we must conclude that the Obama presidency has been marked by an alarming level of violence, what with all the times he's proclaimed something he wouldn't tolerate.
Has the Nobel Committee been made aware of this?
Obama is proposing a form of violence to:
1) Enforce stem cell research guidelines
2) End wasteful inefficiency in government
3) Eliminate employers exploiting undocumented workers
4) Extirpate red tape in Katrina rebuilding efforts
5) Effectuate treaty obligations
6) Exclude dissension in his administration
7) Exterminate sexual violence
8) Enable latitude in enemy combatant detentions
9) Empower sanctions to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons
10) Ensure violence isn't legimated (except his own, apparently)
1) March 9, 2009
Remarks of President Barack Obama – Signing of Stem Cell Executive Order and Scientific Integrity Presidential Memorandum
We will support it only when it is both scientifically worthy and responsibly conducted. We will develop strict guidelines, which we will rigorously enforce, because we cannot ever tolerate misuse or abuse.
2) April 25, 2009
WEEKLY ADDRESS: President Obama Announces Steps to Reform Government and Promote Fiscal Discipline
We cannot sustain deficits that mortgage our children's future, nor tolerate wasteful inefficiency.
3) June 19, 2009
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
AT THE ESPERANZA NATIONAL HISPANIC PRAYER BREAKFAST
The American people -- the American people believe in immigration, but they also believe that we can't tolerate a situation where people come to the United States in violation of the law, nor can we tolerate employers who exploit undocumented workers in order to drive down wages.
4) August 29, 2009
WEEKLY ADDRESS: President Obama Marks Fourth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; Will Visit New Orleans Later This Year
I have also made it clear that we will not tolerate red tape that stands in the way of progress, or the waste that can drive up the bill.
5) April 8, 2010
Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at New START Treaty Signing Ceremony and Press Conference
And we will not tolerate actions that flout the NPT, risk an arms race in a vital region, and threaten the credibility of the international community and our collective security.
6) June 23, 2010
Statement by the President in the Rose Garden
I’ve just told my national security team that now is the time for all of us to come together. Doing so is not an option, but an obligation. I welcome debate among my team, but I won’t tolerate division.
7) March 31, 2011
Presidential Proclamation--National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
We must continue to reinforce that America will not tolerate sexual violence within our borders.
8) December 31, 2011
Statement by the President on H.R. 1540
I will not tolerate that result, and under no circumstances will my Administration accept or adhere to a rigid across-the-board requirement for military detention.
9) January 19, 2012
Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event
Part of it is mobilizing an unprecedented campaign of sanctions and pressure on Iran, and stating unequivocally that we’re not going to tolerate a nuclear weapon in the hands of this Iranian regime.
10) September 20, 2012
Remarks by the President at Univision Town Hall with Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas
...we worked with Secretary Clinton to redouble our security and to send a message to the leaders of these countries, essentially saying, although we had nothing to do with the video, we find it offensive, it's not representative of America's views, how we treat each other with respect when it comes to their religious beliefs, but we will not tolerate violence.