During a brief discussion concerning the recent gunshot death of a 17 year old girl at a pre-prom party I said “It’s a sign of the times.”
Asked to clarify I continued. “We have bombings at public events, they are still rioting in Syria, and children are gunning each other down on a daily basis at an ever increasing rate.”
And “the conditions are worse that I have seen in my lifetime.”
Having spent my entire life in this community I never felt the need to arm myself as a means of self defense. And now we have people buying guns and ammunition at a rate unheard of in the past.
What is it? What force has created this fear amongst the peace loving citizens of this country? (Peace loving?)
Do you remember the rousing cheer from the crowd when Governor Perry of Texas was questioned about having the most executions of any state in the union?
Have we as a nation changed from a peace loving, help the unfortunate nation to a vengeful, killing nation?
Based on spending on prisons exceeding spending on schools and the continuing elimination of aid to the poor and disgruntled expressions voiced over foreign aid, it appears so.
Now consider the fact that religion has the strongest influence on our government that it has had in my lifetime, perhaps longer.
Is there a connection?
The United States Supreme Court has agreed to take on a case which may push us further into becoming a theocratic nation. The case is Town of Greece v. Galloway, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 12-696.
Think about it and share your opinions with me. Perhaps we will all understand better what the hell is going on in this world we live in.
- My Take: Town prayers need less Jesus, more Krishna (religion.blogs.cnn.com)
- The Varying Use of Legal Scholarship by the U.S. Supreme Court across Issues (concurringopinions.com)
- U.S Supreme Court to Review Prayer at Public Meetings (newsy.com)
- Supreme Court case similar to Hamilton County prayer lawsuit (timesfreepress.com)