TO KILL THE SECOND AMENDMENT AND OUR DEMOCRATIC IDEALS AND WAY OF LIFE?
So Sunday I was out campaigning when a car pulled up beside me. It was the Democratic candidate I am running against as a Republican. We blocked traffic as we briefly exchanged pleasantries, had a laugh, and wished each other good luck. That is the way politics must remain in America. If they get to the level of some Third World politics, where heads, nuts, hands, and other body parts are hacked off, as it appears to be trending here with politically motivated shootings/slaughters, America will be in a sad state of affair.
Schools are the institutions charged with acculturating children to our values and Democratic Ideals. But what is the AMERICAN value? Where is the regulations and controls that once prevented the graphic killings currently shown to young children on television? Is there a significant relation with such killings and the wanton disregard for life? What is the impact of our prolonged wars? Has the church failed us? Has laws let the genie out of the box, wherein parents' power has been co-opted by the state? Thus, good parents, fearful of disciplining their children least they call 911 or file divorce proceeding, have the children running the house.
Of course things appear cyclic. And the disregard that past generations had for Black lives appears to be revisiting a new generation of non-Black Americans as well, as though chickens are coming home to roost. What of our immigration policy? Is it a sieve that allows murderous individuals to enter and chop up/dismember good American? How can immigration reform helps when the terror is brewed by Americans for the destruction of Americans in America?
Could the killings generate enough fear in America to have something done to our Second Amendment, as the fear of the Russians being first in space propelled Americans to action--making us the leading space explorers? Surely, we know that we have concocted events/killings to justify undermining other countries. Are there individuals devious enough to murder and maim innocent Americans just to concoct fear to mobilize bias against gun ownership? Perhaps the prize is so great, a defenseless America ripe for a south bound government, that they will do anything. However, there are two inherent fears possessed by Americans that will not allow them to give up their guns without an "uncivil war." One is the distrust of their government and the other, which you can guess, has long had them stockpiling in the woods.