- - Tuesday, June 12, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Commentators have noted that in the late 1940s and 1950s, guns were ubiquitous in U.S. society — from rifle teams to gun clubs to hunting before and after school. Students brought their guns to school and turned them in to their coaches. People could simply walk into a hardware store and buy a rifle. Yet there were no school shootings. What happened between then and now?

Could it be that the shootings are due to God’s banishment from our public schools? Or what about the unrelenting secularism spreading its toxic fruits? Could it be because over three-quarters of babies are born out of wedlock in urban areas? Could it be because, despite the promise that making abortion legal would result in it being safe and rare, it has become anything but rare? Could it be because somehow we have conjured up around 58 unique genders?

We keep hearing we need a national conversation about racism. Give me a break. We have to go a lot deeper than that. We might want to start at the basics. Reviewing and embracing our Judeo-Christian heritage would be a good start.

George Washington said it best: “Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

RON PHIPPS

Annapolis


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