The consequence of mass hypocrisy
We live in a nation where human life is made cheap: where God is shunned from the public eye; where narcissism is encouraged, and modesty and virtue mocked; where bad behavior is ignored and excused; where the banal and the profane are celebrated; where human interaction is replaced by the indifferent solitude of electronic gadgetry; where our children are fed a continuous diet of evil from every corner -- and where, if they act like boys and girls, they are "normalized" with psychotropic drugs that alter their personalities, magnify feelings of rage, and induce suicidal thoughts. We live in a nation where the inconvenient and the "defective" are destroyed and disposed of; the elderly and sick "voluntarily" euthanized. Those moral absolutes, which once served us well, are now disputed and dismissed as foolish; so, welcome to the results -- we reap what we sow.
The slaughter that unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary School is more than "tragic" ... it is the consequence of refusing Wisdom. The tragedy is that in reporting and discussing this unfathomable crime, none of the above will be considered; but rather, from the political class and the lapdog media, there will come only demands to further restrict our natural freedoms.
The hypocrisy of the political class and media elite is stunning. They display shock over a mass shooting of toddlers, yet applaud of the same consequence when practiced in a "health clinic" by the abortionist. They will mandate we citizens pay for contraception and the murder of the unborn, so to eliminate "unwanted" children from society -- and even legislate that a child who survives abortion be denied medical attention and left to die (as did Barack Obama while an Illinois senator). They will sanction that a baby be dragged feet-first from the womb, have its brains evacuated, its skull crushed, and its intact corpse sold off for medical "research" -- and then act repulsed when the same atrocity is committed against children a few years older. The political class promotes and promulgates infanticide, the media praise the mindset, and then both expect that we should think sincere the tears they shed over the massacre in Connecticut -- which culturally is of their making.
We suffer from an inversion of principles. Americans have always possessed firearms; so it is not the presence of guns, but rather the absence of morality that afflicts us. More pointedly it is government's diminution and abolishment of morals, and its banishment of religious expression from the Public Square, while enticing and rewarding behaviors that bring systemic corruption.
Americans elect leaders who prefer perpetual victims, and then we act surprised with the results! Those who institute "gun free zones" for "our protection" would impose these same "controls" upon all civil society -- and we would obtain the same outcome on a mass scale. Note I use the word "civil;" i.e.: law abiding. It is not the gun, but the intelligence acting behind the gun. It takes a special kind of stupid to believe that those bent on violating the law will respect such restricting firearms. So "gun control" controls none but those who need no control -- thus in truth it is disarmament our leaders seek; but, who will protect us and our children from them? In our sick nation, the political class consists of: sociopaths, who lie and manipulate without conscience; and elitist oligarchs, whose agenda is the consolidation of power. Do Americans want to make our enslavement an easier operation for them to accomplish? If we allow emotions to suppress reason, then that result is certain.
The Bill of Rights is an enumeration of the inalienable freedoms that come from God, including the right to self-defense -- both as individuals and corporately. The arresting of tyranny is the reason for the Second Amendment to our Constitution -- the supreme Law of the land, which our so-called leaders disdain and habitually ignore. The 'Right to Keep and Bear Arms' was not established for the benefit of "sports shooting," but for the primary purpose that the citizens possess the final "check and balance" on government power. We maintain this right so that we may defend ourselves from our government, if need be. This Right is never a matter of "relevance" any more than tyranny; but rather a matter of human nature, which does not change from century to century. Good and evil will always be with us, just as day and night. Recall that evil is not an entity to itself, but the absence of good -- just as darkness is the absence of light. History proves that where the people are disarmed, genocide follows. The problem is not one of too many guns, but one of too few morals, situational ethics, and the banishment of faith from the Public Square.
I end this letter with a quote from Benjamin Franklin: "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
Bruce C. Desautels