Paul Harvey read this Letter to the Editor on his news cast.
It was tracked down on the Internet through the San Angelo Standard -
Times; I give them full credit for this article.
How can we blame it all on guns?
For the life of me, I can't understand what could have gone wrong in Littleton,
Colorado. If only the parents had kept their children away from the guns, we wouldn't have
had such a tragedy. Yeah, it must have been the guns.
It couldn't have been because of half our children being raised in broken homes.
It couldn't have been because our children get to spend an average of 30 seconds in
meaningful conversation with their parents each day. After all, we give our children
It couldn't have been because we treat our children as pets and our pets as
It couldn't have been because we place our children in day care centers where they
learn their socialization skills among their peers under the law of the jungle while
employees who have no vested interest in the children look on and make sure that no blood
It couldn't have been because we allow our children to watch, on the average, seven
hours of television a day filled with the glorification of sex and violence that isn't fit
for adult consumption.
It couldn't have been because we allow our children to enter into virtual worlds in
which, to win the game, one must kill as many opponents as possible in the most sadistic
It couldn't have been because we have sterilized and contracepted our families down to
sizes so small that the children we do have are so spoiled with material things that they
come to equate the receiving of the material with love.
It couldn't have been because our children, who historically have been seen as a
blessing from God, are now being viewed as either a mistake created when contraception
fails or inconveniences that parents try to raise in their spare time.
It couldn't have been because we give two-year prison sentences to teenagers who kill
It couldn't have been because our school systems teach the children that they are
nothing but glorified apes who have evolutionized out of some primordial soup of mud by
teaching evolution as fact and by handing out condoms as if they were candy.
It couldn't have been because we teach our children that there are no laws of
morality that transcend us, that everything is relative and that actions don't have
consequences. What the heck, the president gets away with it.
Nah, it must have been the guns.