Death in the School Yard

Virginia Tech Shooting

It's becoming all too common: Children killing children at school.

Americans, fed by the liberal media continue to grapple with why these young teens can turn from "just a normal kid" to a cold blooded murderer. With each tragedy it seems everyone keeps asking the same question... why?

And they never seem to figure it out. They simply don't have a clue as to what is going on around them? Sadly, when the shock wears off after a few days or weeks, most Americans simply stick their heads back into the sand leaving the problem with liberal social engineers and socialist lawmakers.

Tune in to the TV talk shows or listen to the news casts and it sounds like everyone has an opinion, but few are willing to offer any kind of reliable answer. Barbara Walters justs sits dumbfounded and empty-headed as she reads from the teleprompter about the latest killing. But she has no idea what's going on. Geraldo Rivera asks, “where do these kids get the idea that life is cheap?” Is he kidding -- does he really not know? FOX Newsman, Bill Hemmer, asks how do you explain a tragedy like this? He doesn't have a clue either.

Virginia Tech President, Dr Charles Steger, said following what the media is calling the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history, "I'm really at a loss for words to explain or to understand the carnage that has visited our campus."

School administrators don't have a clue and the mainstream media certainly doesn't have a clue. They all simply refuse to address the real problems for fear of offending someone, losing grant money, or losing advertising revenues.

Sandy Hook Elementary SchoolWhile most Americans struggle to understand tragedy, I suspect Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy might have some clue. He said following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, "Evil has visited this community today."


A Liberal Thought ...
Criminals are not responsible for their behaviors if they are: (A) poor (B) from a broken, dysfunctional family (C) disadvantaged minorities.

You hear all the same liberal arguments: blame, blame, blame. Many blame the availability of guns as being the cause, or Hollywood for their production of violent movies, or violent video games, while others are quick to blame the parents or grandparents. Social scientists join in the chorus with their blame of society and the environment children are raised in. Others blame school funding cutbacks saying we've failed because we haven't provided enough money for Head Start, midnight basketball, and other programs. I'm surprised no one has yet blamed tobacco.

Student KillingLiberal TV talk show host Larry King brought together on his program April 20th. following the shootings in Littleton, Colorado a cadre of liberal spokespersons spewing forth their illogic and innane arguments. CBS newman, Ed Bradley, suggested that maybe we are seeing so much more violence in middle class suburbia USA rather than in lower class inner cities because there are more guns in suburbia than in the inner city. Maryland Leutenant Governor, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, suggested the killings in Littleton Colorado might have been prevented if the guns had childproof triggers. Handgun contol advocate, Sara Brady, asked why do students have access to guns and why aren't they childproofed?

Can you believe that nonsense? More guns in suburban America compared with the inner cities? Yeah, right! Bradley would expect me to be safer in the inner city rather than in suburban America! Sara Brady generally advocates handgun control, but it didn't make a difference to her that automatic rifles, shotguns, and pipe bombs were involved in the Colorado incident. But the stupidist comment was made by Kathleen Townsend when she suggested childproof triggers on the assault rifles and pipe bombs used in Colorado.

It's the same old arguments they have been making for years and the same lame arguments they have used to fund their liberal social policies that have clearly failed miserably as they march forward in convincing the American public of the value of Socialism. President Clinton calls it an "angry wake-up call," then orders Attorney General Janet Reno and Education Secretary Richard Riley to oversee the nation's first annual report on school violence (sort of like having the fox look out for the chickens). They continue to convene their "panel of experts" to study ways to prevent this from happening again. But, the violence only escalates!

Virginia Tech Shooting

Surely these kids had access to "midnight basketball," after-school programs, mental health counseling, and student problem solving courses. And, didn't some of Clinton's 10,000 new cops on the street make it to their towns? No doubt they read the handbook produced by the Justice Department and Education Department. Surely they have a "zero-tolerance" policy for guns in school. After all, we do have the Gun-Free Schools Act of 1994 to rely on, don't we? Didn't Americans give up many constitutional freedoms in exchnage for more security when Brady Bill was touted as the solution to gun violence.

Following the Connecticut Sandy Hook Elementary School, film maker Michael Moore tweeted, “The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy." Despite Moore's call for stricter gun regulations, NBC's Pete Williams reported that shooter, Adam Lanza, attempted to purchase a rifle at a nearby sporting goods store but was denied the the rifle because Conneticut had strict gun regulations with a waiting period.

Their liberal and socialist programs are putting our children in their graves.

Since these liberals have put into effect their collectivist programs there continues to be incidents where violent children in our PUBLIC schools (not private or religious) have taken out their anger by murdering their fellow students, teachers, and parents. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that their porgrams DON'T WORK! The shooters in Columbine High School violated numerous laws already on the books.

What is clear is that none of these people have any idea of what is going on and are left asking over and over again...

Why?

They seem to be so busy studying the problem, they simply can't see (or refuse to see) what is clearly before them.

And, why don't they see it? Because as the Bible says,

The way of peace they do not know; there is no justice in their paths. They have turned them into crooked roads; no one who walks in them will know peace. So justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We look for light, but all is darkness; for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows. Like the blind we grope along the wall, feeling our way like men without eyes. At midday we stumble as if it were twilight; among the strong, we are like the dead. We all growl like bears; we moan mournfully like doves. We look for justice, but find none; for deliverance, but it is far away. For our offenses are many in your sight, and our sins testify against us. Our offenses are ever with us, and we acknowledge our iniquities: rebellion and treachery against the LORD, turning our backs on our God, fomenting oppression and revolt, uttering lies our hearts have conceived. So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.
(Isaiah 59:8-15)

President Clinton quoted St. Paul saying,

For now we see through a glass, darkly [1 Cor. 13:12]

Yes, Mr. Clinton, and our glass is getting darker every day thanks to you and your cronies! When will America wake up and do what needs to be done "for the children?" I would suggest to Mr. Clinton and his followers that the next time they want to go to the Bible for material for their speeches, they try II Chronicles 7:14.

The violence in our schools is not surprising! It is the result of the seeds godless liberals have sown for years. It has it's roots in no-fault divorce laws and the legalization of baby killing with the Roe v. Wade decision. It's part of a continuing increase of violence and disrespect for human life among the youth of this nation.

And, it's not over yet.
Thanks to years of selfishness and namby-pamby lawmaking, the environment in which children are being raised has changed dramatically, creating new anxieties for mothers and fathers. Unspeakable dangers haunt our schools and streets that were almost unheard of a generation ago. Yesterday's families didn't worry much about drive-by shootings, illegal drugs, sexual molesters and kidnappers.

When I was a child, my folks were more concerned about a disease called polio than all sources of violence combined. In my adolescent years I moved about freely and played without worry. If I was a half-hour late coming home for dinner, my family was not seized by panic. Now we worry about our kids playing in the front yard.

Pastor Joe Martin of Toledo, Washington (about 40 miles southwest of Onalaska) said, "This kind of violence is not some kind of fluke. It's a symptom of a deeper cultural vacuum in young people who lack a moral compass. These kids are dealing with emotional trauma that people in their mid-20s have a hard time with. In their emotional landscape, breaking up with a girlfriend or boyfriend is tantamount to a divorce. If they don't have any spiritual moorings, if they don't have some restraint in their lives, they become not only unraveled but they resort to the lowest common denominator, which is violent aggressive acts. Culturally, we're living in the wake of a 50-year social experiment with letting children make their own decisions, and it's not paying off very well." (cited in Dr. Billy James Hargis, "Why are U.S. schools wracked with gunfire?," Christian Crusade, June 1998).

A Media Meltdown

As an interesting sidebar, the media has recently been exhibiting a meltdown in credibility as they stumble over each other trying to get their stories into print. They have sunk to the depths of pointing fingers at each other and questioning even their own credibility. They are so confused about telling truth that when a journalist like Matt Drudge or another who has the nerve to tell it like it is speaks up, they scramble to discredit him as not being a real journalist. It's clear the mainstream media has lost all grasp of truth.

Showing their disrespect and insenitivity to the victims in Columbine, Colorado, ABC News released a press release bragging about its increased viewership after the Columbine High School massacre! "With the exception of the Monica Lewinsky interview, the [20/20 WEDNESDAY] broadcast delivered its highest ratings since premiering on September 16, 1998," Dahlia Roemer, ABC NEWS Media Relations declared, "easily outrating both Wednesday newsmagazines on other networks."

In another twist of media hypocrisy, it had been reported in the non-traditional and non-mainstream media that the two shooters in the Littleton, Colorado school massacre were homosexuals. I have yet to hear any mention of that in the mainstream media. Now, if they were "homophobes," that would have most likely been paraded in their headlines. Just a little tidbit that doesn't fit their pro-sodomite "hate" agenda where they prefer to portray the homosexual as the "victim".


The Liberal Response to Violence
So what is a liberals response to this increase of violence? President Clinton ordered his Cabinet to find ways to put more police officers in schools. President Clinton orders the Justice Department and Education Department to study the problem and they produced a handbook that schools were suggested to follow. They erect metal detectors at the school doors, ban trench coats, perform body searches of students, bring in more police to patrol the halls, and further enhance the environment of distrust and violence. If kids are caught with guns: any kind of guns (toy guns, plastic guns, squirt guns, or real guns) they are expelled. They hand out more condoms, send kids to immoral sex-education courses, conflict resolution courses, give them the address of the local abortionist, and subject them to mind-numbing behavior modification experiments. If the parents are uncooperative in this socialist agenda, the child is taken away from them and sent to live in a youth facility or foster home.

Some say we need more laws to protect our children. Yet, we already have laws against students carrying guns to school, and the crime continues. Existing laws didn't stop Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold from obtaining the weapons needed for their killing spree. Despite laws to the contrary, 16.6 percent of the students in one study of 10,909 7th, 9th and 11th graders in a Virginia suburban school district said they had carried a gun to school during the past 30 days. In another survey by "Who's Who Among American High School Students", researchers found that 40% of the respondents reported that they knew of violent incidents that had occurred in their schools. Almost half of the male students interviewed said that they knew of someone who had brought a weapon to school.

In a classic liberal move, they point the blame at others, and in today's "it takes a village" environment, who better to blame than parents. Clinton and others in Congress want to impose penalties on gun owners when juveniles get hold of their guns and use them against another person, show them in a public place, or take one to school. On July 8, 1998, President Clinton paraded before the television cameras, Suzann Wilson, the mother of an 11-year-old student who was killed in the March 24 school shootings in Jonesboro, Ark. who echoed the Clinton'ese doublespeak, "do it for the children."

Others, point to the need to ban guns entirely. They figure that if guns were not available, these crimes would not be committed. They are quick to point to statistics that support their contention. For example, four times as many juveniles were arrested for homicide with a handgun in 1994 than in 1984. In fact, homicides without handguns remained the same during that period. If guns aren't available a would be murderer will only find another weapon as was the case with the stabbing death of Luke Woodham's mother in Pearl Mississippi and the 16-year-old student stabbed to death in Detroit.



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Justice Redefined
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Injustice in America
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Survey of Teen Violence
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What's happening to our children?
Why the increase in youth violence?

Who Are Responsible?
These are largely responsible for the degradation of ethics and morals in this country and have directly and indirectly encouraged and condoned the violence we now see.


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Reader comments...
WJB wrote, saying: "The Question was asked: "What caused the School Shooting?"
Well, in my humble opinion: The #1 Reason: Media Promotion of School Shooting Events!
[Media commonality conditioned Response of a young mind]
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{short description of image}If the media had focused on and promoted water balloon paint attacks of the kid over the edge, well, you probably would have heard on the news this morning, over the edge boy from San Diego, CA, paint ballooned his local high school yesterday! Investigation continues!
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