IT'S THE LACK OF MORALS, NOT THE ABUNDANCE OF GUNS
December 17, 2012
It took less than five hours after the tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut which left 20 children and six teachers dead last Friday, for the left to call for strict, harsh or complete gun control.
MSNBC's Ed Schultz wasted no time calling on the Obama Administration to confiscate all guns.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a statement calling on the President Obama to take immediate action, sending a bill to Congress to ban all automatic and semi-automatic weapons in the US.
California Senator Dianne Feinstein, had not one, but two meetings with staffers and a few lawmakers ahead of a press conference and an interview on Meet The Press, in which she state her intent to introduce a gun control bill on the first day of the next Congress. Paired with a twin version in the House, Feinstein's law would take aim at limiting the sale, transfer and possession of assault weapons, along with the capacity of high-capacity magazines.
Outspoken proponents of gun control, like Bloomberg, are pressuring the president to speak out more forcefully on the issue. Bloomberg spoke Sunday on Meet The Press saying "It's time for the president to stand up and lead and tell this country what we should do. This should be his No. 1 agenda."
An aide close to Sen. Feinstein said she is making it her mission to push a bill through Congress, ten times more stringent than the 1994 weapons ban enacted and signed by President Bill Clinton. This, the aide said, would "include a plan to confiscate firearms and assault weapons of all kinds."
Do I hear the bell toll Civil War? Marital law? Death to the Second Amendment?
There is one thing you can count of liberals to do in crises like Newtown. Exploit! In the words of Saul Alinsky, the Progressive's God and author of the Democrat's Bible "Rules for Radicals" (dedicated to none other than Lucifer), "in the arena of action a threat or a crisis becomes almost a precondition to communication." Or to put it another way, "Never let a serious crisis go to waste" (Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel)
Since Liberals, by nature, a mostly liars and can't stand to deal with facts, let me use facts to dispel the propaganda Democrats spew forth and simply point to the real reason behind the evil which has taken innocent lives in recent weeks.
It should come as no surprise that the rate of mass shootings at schools and in other public places is increasing. The surge has nothing to do with guns, which have been widely available in the U.S. for years. Gun control laws have been increasing.
Instead, there is a direct correlation between the increase in violence and the gradual degradation of morals, ethics and parenting. We are cultivating mental illness in our society.
Parents are allowing television and video games to increasingly babysit their children, even though both have become full of gratuitous violence. A New York Times study of rampage killers found that six of them were into violent video games. Research shows that violent video games and television desensitize people and promote aggressive behavior, despite claims to the contrary. A research scientist at the University of Michigan found that television was responsible for 10% of youth violence.
Parents today are neglecting their children, and when things don't go well, rushing to get divorced instead of trying to work things out first. Children suffer emotionally when their parents fight or split up. Parents are ignoring their children so much they don't even see the warning signs that something might be wrong. The New York Times study found that 63 of 100 rampage killers had made threats of violence before the event.
Parents are no longer taking their children to church, where they would learn stability and morals. Fewer than 20% of Americans now regularly attend church. Every year there are 3000 fewer churches across the U.S, even though the population is growing. God and morality have been taken out of the public schools and replaced with political correctness and non-judgmentalism.
“Public virtues” are no longer taught in today's schools. People who do not attend church are more likely than churchgoers to have stress and to be less optimistic about the future. When parents split up and there is no father to take the children regularly to church, the children are much less likely to become regular churchgoers than if their mother regularly takes them.
The New York Times study found that at least half the killers in 100 rampage attacks showed signs of serious mental health problems. 48 killers were formally diagnosed with mental illness, often schizophrenia. The mentally ill used to be kept in hospitals, where they were not a danger to others.
Beginning in the 1950s in California, the ACLU successfully filed lawsuits to take the mentally ill out of hospitals, known as “deinstitutionalization.” By the 1980s, most state-run mental health hospitals had closed.
The 22-year old Oregon shopping mall gunman who killed two people earlier this week is sadly typical of the rampage murderers the decay of society has spawned. He had this written on his Facebook page, "I'm the conductor of my choo choo train. I may be young but I have lived one crazy life so far." One of his friends said he raised himself; his mother died at childbirth, he never met his father, and he left his aunt's home at age 14.
The left will use the high level of emotion stirred up by this past week's two rampage killings to push through new gun control laws.
Demanding more gun control laws will not solve anything. Gun control advocates have already increased the number of laws around the country requiring background checks, waiting periods for purchases, and tracking of firearms. Many of the rampage killers obtained guns illegally. If they can't obtain guns, deranged individuals will find other ways to commit mass murders – by setting fires, making bombs or running people over with vehicles.
One day after the shootings in Connecticut, a man in Beijing stabbed 22 primary school students with a knife. But the far-left media chooses to ignore that because "knife control and confiscation" is next to impossible.
Secular-Progressives (all of whom for left to far-left) should not be allowed to dominate the dialogue after these tragic events with a red herring argument for gun control, in order to sneakily distract Americans from blaming them for what they have wrought. Americans who believe in traditional values must speak up and denounce the degradation of society's morals as the root of the problem behind these rampages, or the tragedies will continue to escalate.
It is the lack of morals, not the proliferation of guns that is destroying innocent lives like the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The lack of morals is also destroying the United States.
We believe that the Constitution of the United States speaks for itself. There is no need to rewrite, change or reinterpret it to suit the fancies of special interest groups or protected classes.