In a modern day America where our President correctly (although his motivation more than likely was not coming from a morally sound perspective) said, “We are no longer a Christian nation,” it should come as no surprise that there would be consequences for the absence of Jesus within the everyday lives of citizens of the United States. Within minutes of the news of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut hitting the news cycle, Twitter was ablaze with the rhetoric of liberal gun control blowhards like Piers Morgan, Michael Moore, and Larry King. King’s tweet on Twitter.com read:
Larry King @kingsthings
The #whitehouse says this is not a day 2 talk about #guncontrol- they are wrong- this IS a day 2 talk about #guncontrol http://on.ora.tv/UsrUzq
What the liberals refuse to get is that our problem is not rooted in lack of gun control laws. They are producing a knee-jerk reaction to a problem that has nothing to do with gun control. Drew Zahn of World Net Daily reports that the state of Connecticut already has certain gun-control laws in place, at least three of which the shooter Adam Lanza broke. First, Connecticut law requires a person be over 21 to possess a handgun. Lanza was 20. Second, Connecticut requires a permit to carry a pistol on one’s person. Lanza did not have a permit. Thirdly, in Connecticut it is illegal to possess a firearm on public or private elementary or secondary school property. With these laws already in place, the tragedy occurred. Common sense would dictate the answer is not more gun restrictions. Possession of firearms by private citizens in Mexico is forbidden, and yet the city of Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico has one of the highest murder rates in the world. The fact that these measures are ineffective is a reality that gun control activists willfully ignore.
Aside from the reality that gun control measures do not prevent acts of violence from occurring, it is a historical fact that Hitler, Stalin, Castro, and Pot all disarmed the citizenry before beginning their reigns of tyranny. The leftist ideals of the democrat/ gun control crowd tend to idolize Marx, Stalin and Castro, so their opposition to a well armed citizenry is not surprising.
The ideology that guns are responsible for acts of violence is just as idiotic as the notion that traffic accidents are caused by cars. More people are killed in traffic accidents than in cars. Using liberal logic, it would follow that Congress should immediately ban the use of automobiles throughout the United States. Of course, way more lives are lost through ABORTION each year. Where are the libs defending lives on THAT ISSUE? The answer to this question lies in what Bradley S. Rees at TheTrenches.us stated so eloquently:
The core of “progressive” ideology is anti-life. The long, dark corridor that is the history of humanity bears this out. Today’s culture, likewise, throws this fact into stark relief, for those bold enough to dare look. Mass shootings, on school and university campuses, in theaters, and in the streets of our major cities, carried out by individuals steeped in the pervasive secular humanist dogma taught in those schools, viewed in those theaters, and carried forward into reality on those city streets, in the ultimate display of disregard for human life. Cultural rot. The legacy of Progressivism. The underlying culprit behind unconscionable acts like those carried out in Newtown, Connecticut.
Aerial view of Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT after the alleged deadly rampage of Adam Lanza.
Image by abc4.com
Indeed this is true. If Jesus were worshipped freely within the public education system, such pervasive cultural rot would not be present within the halls of learning. Principles essential for a balanced, healthy life would be engrained in our youth rather than the morally twisted values embraced by today’s students. The left is more concerned with upholding the mores and values of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in which there is a “separation of church and state” (sorry libs, not in the US Constitution, if it is SHOW ME THE PAGE) than it is in building a successful, healthy, righteous nation. Until our nation does what the Holy Bible commands in 2nd Chronicles 7: 14:
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and
seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and
will forgive their sin and will heal their land,” tragedies like the one that occurred in Newtown will continue to happen. More youth like Adam Lanza, Dylan Klebold, and Eric Harris will continue to unleash Satan’s will, misery, and evil that is rooted in his jealous contempt for the human race.
(H/T: Bradley S. Rees @ TheTrenches.us, Drew Zahn @ World Net Daily)