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Put another way, there are some things you just don’t do.

This is what’s known as a moral imperative. Unfortunately, Ravi’s moral compass - the thing that should have pointed him toward true north and a path of correct behavior - clearly is as immature as his ultimate course of action.

In the aftermath of such a tragedy, we all ought to learn the moral of a story such as this: It’s nothing less than morality itself.

Marybeth Hicks is the author of “Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left’s Assault on Our Families, Faith and Freedom.” Find her on the web at