Transcript for Obama Says We Can Only Keep Kids Safe 'Together'
As a community you've inspired us Newtown. In the face of indescribable violence. In the face of unconscionable. Evil. You looked out breach of you've cared for one another. You've loved. One another. This is how new town. Will be remembered. And what time and God's grace. That love we'll see you through. But we as a nation. We are left with some hard questions. You know someone once described. The joy. And anxiety of parenthood. As the equivalent. Of having your heart. Outside of your body all the time. Walking around. -- their very first cry. This most precious. Vital part of ourselves. -- child. To suddenly exposed to the world. As possible mishap. Or malice. And every parent knows there's nothing we will not do. To shield our children from -- And yet we also know that -- that child's very first up and each step after that. -- separating from us. That. We won't. That we can't always be of their former. -- suffer sickness and setbacks. And broken hearts. And disappointments. And we learned that our most important job. Is to give them what they need to become self reliant. And capable. And resilient. Ready to face the world without fear. And we know we can't do this by ourselves. It comes is a shot. At a certain point where you realize that no matter. How much you love these kids you can't do it by yourself. That -- job of keeping our children safe. And teaching them well. It's something we can only do together. With the help of friends. The neighbors.
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