Liberalism Drives Men to Madness
shooting in Aurora, CO dominated the news this weekend, and not just in
America. It was world news. The tragedy reminded me of a recurring
question people have been pondering for at least a decade: why are so
many of these incidents happening now?
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence reports that the United States
has experienced an average of around 20 mass shootings each year since
was the rampage at Virginia Tech in 2007 that left 32 people dead.
Only three days prior to the Aurora shooting, 17 people were injured in
Tuscaloosa, Alabama after a gunman opened fire in a downtown bar, and
one week before that, three people were killed and two were injured
after another rampage erupted during a Dover, Delaware soccer
tournament. The Fort Hood massacre occurred in 2009, two years after
Virginia Tech, with 13 people losing their lives in that event.
evidence is pretty clear that we are having far more mass shooting
these days than we had in the past. You might want to make the natural
jump to guns, as that is what the media will tell us to do. Guns are
easy to blame. Relatively easy to get, guns make good culprits. But if
people were killing people by driving into crowds with Chevy Volts, I
suspect the media would not blame the Volt.
should come as no surprise that the rise in mass killing sprees in
America is in direct proportion to the rise in liberalism in American
old America was about hope. Kids were taught that they could do
anything, be anything. And though America has never been nor will ever
be perfect, she has always found a way to allow everybody to thrive.
All it took was a person willing to capture the American spirit, and
have dogged determination to pursue the American Dream.
the years, liberalism has destroyed that spirit. Today, liberalism
offers an easy answer to everything, and government is that answer.
Government will help you through all crises, even those it creates.
Government should educate you, feed you, and make sure you have
everything except the confidence to do for yourself -- which is why
government promises what even God doesn't. Government promises you
deliverance from everything, including yourself.
is the definition of liberalism, which always circles back to
hopelessness and despair. What happens when somebody gets that free
education and can't find a job? What happens when that person who got
that government-mandated mortgage loses his home? What happens when
unemployment insurance runs out, when there is no health care available,
when there is no food on the table?
were the same problems many Americans faced in the past. If you dropped
out of school, so be it. My grandfather had to leave school in the 6th
grade, because his family of 19 brothers and sisters needed him to
work. He died well into his 80s a happy man, educated with "common
sense," and remarkably farther along in life than his parents.
grandparents stressed education, but they understood that it was a
guarantee of nothing. They made sure that I had the experiences to
understand that life would throw me curveballs, and that I should look
for the seams.
remember how fond my grandparents were of a trip they took to Tijuana
with my grandfather's brother. They had saved for years to go. As poor
as my grandparents were, they recognized that even the poorest blacks
had it better than the poorest Mexican. They talked of staying in a
hotel that was so bad, the Mexican man in broken English offered them
additional women in the presence of my grandmother and great-aunt. They
decided to upgrade just a bit.
spoke often of that trip, and fondly so. But what I always got out of
it was that they were so happy get back to America. Which is to say,
the reason why there were fewer shootings back in the day is because
people, all people, felt great about being Americans. Being American
meant something; it still does. If you don't believe me, go to an
immigration hearing where citizenship is granted and speak to the new
Americans. You won't find a single one of them who would consider
shooting up anything, except fireworks to celebrate their new
left wants to capitalize on this tragic shooting, and they say gun
control could have prevented this. Not a chance. People intent on
Liberalism is the killer. Liberalism kills dreams and offers no hope. The failure of liberalism is what drives men to madness.
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