A Modest Proposal For Solving Our Gun Violence Problem
They don’t listen. They play awful video game simulations of mass murder. They shoot six-year-olds.
And no amount of background checks or ammo-clip restrictions will change that. There’s only one way to solve the gun situation, one way to bring peace and civility back to our public areas while also not trampling on our inalienable American right to bear arms (as outlined with great clarity in the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America).
The maintenance of civil order in our fragile society rests on a rock solid foundation of family discipline. A child who disrespects his parents must be removed from society. Permanently. So that other children will see the importance of respecting their parents.
The only political solution left to the fundamental problems in our society is the Bible. We must consistently apply God’s higher law to our lower law. Either we’re following God’s plan for us or the Devil’s. It’s that simple. We do not take the death penalty lightly. There must be guidelines for putting children to death. Ours may be found in Deuteronomy 21:21: ‘Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death with stones; so you shall put away the evil among you, and all Israel shall hear and fear.’
Now, this passage does not give parents blanket authority to kill their children. They must follow the proper procedure, going to court and such, laying out their case to the appropriate judicial authority. Due process, in the parlance of our troubled times.
There are many rebellious children; there are few parents resigned or brave enough to take their children to court and ask them to be put to death. However, imagine if it were the law of the land! Such a law would be a tremendous incentive for poorly behaved children to obey their parents and give proper respect.
They certainly would not take guns to crowded movie theaters or elementary schools.