School Shootings: Are Today’s Schools the Cause?

The evidence is in – Gun Free Zones do not work. The criminal knows that gun free zones assures him a safe working environment; he need not fear that anyone will fire back at him. A gun free zone is also another name for a soft target, and murderers are cowards, they always seek soft targets. For example, the movie theatre mass murderer in Aurora, Colorado drove past many other movie theaters to find the one that was a gun free zone. After all, who wouldn’t want a safe working environment?

 

Now the curious thing to me is the discussion following the Parkland, Florida mass murder – no one is highlighting the fact that the murderer was a graduate from that same high school. So, the murderer was a product of that high school.

 

Now let’s turn back the hands of time. 60 years ago in America, were there mass murders in any high schools? Consider a parallel idea for a moment to help understand this. Hypothetically, what if there was a factory that produced widgets? 60 years ago, the factory producing those widgets operated smoothly and the widgets it produced did what they were designed to do and society was blessed by the factory through the products produced. But something changed, and sixty years later that same factory was now producing defective widgets, some of which turned out to be murderously defective and went about destroying other widgets before they completed their journey down that production line. The factory has become a menace to society. Wouldn’t a rational question be, what happened to that widget factory? What changed in that plant which once was a blessing to society and today produces defective widgets? Wouldn’t we want to find an industrial engineer who could investigate what has changed and what can be done to correct the problem? Wouldn’t it make sense to investigate the factory rather than say the problem is the weapon used by the widget to destroy other widgets? I don’t hear this sort of rational discourse today after shootings like the Parkland massacre.

 

So then, compare our schools from 60 years ago with the schools we have today. What has happened in those 60 years, since 1958?

 

Consider the Supreme Court decision known as  Engel v. Vitale in 1962 that prohibited public prayer to the One True God in government run schools. Then in 1963 they opined in Abington v. Schempp to prohibit Bible reading in those same institutions. Then in 1980 the court claimed that it was unconstitutional to have the posting of the Ten Commandments in these schools in the case Stone v. Graham. It is also revealing to read an opinion written by the godless Judge Paul Stevens. He says,

 

“Posting of religious texts on the wall serves no … educational function. If the posted copies of the Ten Commandments are to have any effect at all, it will be to induce the children to read, meditate upon, perhaps to venerate and obey the Commandments … This is not a permissible state objective…”

 

The Ten Commandments of course includes the sixth commandment – “Thou shalt not murder.” Stevens claimed it was not permissible to teach the Commandment “Thou shalt not murder” in the schools.

So take the Bible away, take prayer away, as well as the Ten Commandments, take them completely out of the educational establishment and what has replaced it? Moral relativism. The school refuses to teach that there is any standard of right and wrong and they encourage the student to choose his own standard for himself.

 

Compound this with the teaching of evolution in every subject area possible, and you have communicated to the student that he is nothing more than the compilation of endless mistakes and mutations over millions of years, that he is just a highly developed animal and that the only law which exists in the universe is that the strong should kill the weak to further the evolution of mankind via the survival of the fittest.

 

And now for the coup de grace… abortion. Teach all children that murder is a sacred and honored right in the hands of any pregnant woman. It is so sacred the state government will pay for the murder to take place. It is so sacred that the school will hide the murder from the grandparents of the child in the womb to be murdered, so sacred that they will make everything quite easy for a pregnant mom to murder her unborn child.

 

Given this condition, I am amazed that we don’t have more Parkland massacres in our day. Everything inside the “widget factory” is designed to produce murderers. It is tragic that 17 people made in the image of God were murdered at Parkland. But what about the 60 million murdered in the womb in our land, with nearly all of the women who murdered their own children being products of the government-run school system?

 

Again, the reality no one seems willing to talk about is the fact that the “widget factory” is very effective at producing mass murderers. We are told that due to the opinions of 5 wicked tyrants in black robes that conditions inside the “widget factory” can never be changed.

 

This means schools will continue to endlessly produce mass murderers. If that is the case, then I would say it is well past time to destroy how public schools are ran before they produce more death. They have become a menace to society. Never should we disarm the citizens in this land who must protect themselves daily against the murderous products of our state-run school systems.

 

The Word of God teaches us that the education of the next generation is the most critical work to be accomplished in a society. It is so critical that God gives very specific directions for who is to do this work as well as how it is to be done.

 

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Pastor David Whitney
Pastor David Whitney
Rev. David Whitney has been teaching the Christian heritage and history of our country with Institute on the Constitution for over a decade where he serves as Senior Instructor. David is an Honors Scholar graduate from Rutgers University with a Masters Degree from Denver Seminary. A minister for 32 years, he is currently the Pastor of Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church of Pasadena, Maryland. As an member of Clergy, Activist and Radio personality David has appeared in Washington Times, on Voice of America, Fox, ABC, NBC, CSPAN, BBC, and more...