Self control, not guns
POSTED: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 7:39pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 14, 2013 - 11:20am
Tyler, Tx — One of my favorite columnist is a man named Dennis Prager.
Of course, we're still right in the middle of a debate about guns after last weeks shootings. Here are a few excerpted lines from what he wrote this week.
For the left, the primary reason for just about all American gun murders is the availability of guns. But, we have a massive system of drug control laws. Yet, the left is the first to argue that the war on drugs has been a failure.
And because leftist thinking dominates American society -- from elementary through graduate school and media -- there is one view that almost never gets a hearing: the primary reason for gun violence in America is not gun ownership, but the lack of a functioning moral conscience.
Lack of conscience is the problem both for individuals and for nations. Among nations the problem is nuclear (and all other) weapons in the hands of bad regimes. And among Americans the problem is guns in the hands of bad people.
Why is this never mentioned on the left? Why are guns, not the conscience, the root issue?
We are lead to believe almost every murderer "snapped" or had mental problems. Why? Because it implies that the murderer was not morally responsible for what he did.
Instead of teaching young Americans self-control, thanks to leftist influence, we now teach them self-esteem, which has been worse than morally useless. It has been morally destructive.
I think Mr. Prager is brilliant and on point.
That's my point of view, what's yours?