- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 22, 2013

The United States has lost one of its core guiding lights — its Judeo-Christian focus — said one conservative pundit, reflecting on the tragic and senseless shooting death of an Australian man in Oklahoma on a baseball scholarship, whose life was allegedly snipped by three self-proclaimed bored teens.

He was speaking of the Christopher Lane, 22, who was shot in the back while jogging near his Oklahoma college. Three teens were arrested in his killing — ages 16, 16 and 17 — and as various media have reported, police say one of them said they had nothing better to do, so they shot him.

On Fox News on Wednesday evening, Mr. Buchanan expressed shock and sadness at the killing.


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“I think it raises a question: Where did these kids come out of? Where did they come from to get the idea that this was sort of a good thing to do and a lot of fun? I think we’ve got to take a look at the culture that they grew up in,” he said.

Regardless, the shooting exemplifies the coarsening of America — the decay of the nation’s morals and values.

“The country has been de-Christianized, and these kids have clearly been desensitized,” he said, Newsmax reported. “I think what you’ve got here are products of the cultural, social, moral revolution that overthrew all the standards by which previous generations lived.”