Comment on Columbine High shootings
 
By:
Paul Harvey
Date:
06/12/2000


How can we blame it all on guns?

For the life of me, I can't understand what could have gone wrong in Littleton, CO. If only the parents had kept their children away from the guns, we wouldn't have had such a tragedy. Yeah, it must have been the guns.

It couldn't have been because half our children are being raised in broken homes.

It couldn't have been because our children get to spend an average of 30 seconds in meaningful conversation with their parents each day. After all, we give our children quality time.

It couldn't have been because we treat our children as pets and our pets as children.

It couldn't have been because we place our children in day care centers

where they learn their socialization skills among their peers under the law

of the jungle while employees who have no vested interest in the children

look on and make sure that no blood is spilled.

It couldn't have been because we allow our children to watch, on the

average, seven hours of television a day filled with the glorification of

sex and violence that isn't fit for adult consumption.

It couldn't have been because we allow our children to enter into virtual

worlds in which, to win the game, one must kill as many opponents as

possible in the most sadistic way possible.

It couldn't have been because we have sterilized and contracepted our

families down to sizes so small that the children we do have are so spoiled

with material things that they come to equate the receiving of the material

with love.

It couldn't have been because our children, who historically have been seen

as a blessing from God, are now being viewed as either a mistake created

when contraception fails or inconveniences that parents try to raise in

their spare time.

It couldn't have ! been because we give two-year prison sentences to

teenagers who kill their newborns.

It couldn't have been because our school systems teach the children that

they are nothing but glorified apes who have evolutionized out of some

primordial soup of mud by teaching evolution as fact and by handing out

condoms as if they were candy.

It couldn't have been because we teach our children that there are no laws

of morality that transcend us, that everything is relative and that actions

don't have consequences. What the heck, the president gets away with it.

Nah, it must have been the guns.


Paul Harvey

"If you see a snake, kill it. Don't appoint a committee on snakes."




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