Pro­gres­sives don’t ac­cept that peo­ple are sin­ful, and blame weapons for gun deaths

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I thought it was in­ter­est­ing that the Nov. 23 edi­tion had Mike McGinn’s let­ter “Is the real prob­lem the gun or the per­son hold­ing it?” next to Charles Ray Reid IV’s let­ter “They can­not ac­cept a half-cen­tury of progress.”

Mr. McGinn made the case that gun laws are not go­ing to solve the prob­lem, be­cause gun vi­o­lence is a peo­ple prob­lem. Mr. Reid said “God can never again be an in­stru­ment of pub­lic pol­icy.”

Herein lies the prob­lem. When the athe­ists, hu­man- ists and lib­er­als drove God out of the schools and pub­lic spa­ces, they re­placed a pos­i­tive, sta­bi­liz­ing, univer­sal code of con­duct with moral anar­chy. The pro­gres­sives don’t ac­cept that peo­ple are sin­ful, and blame the deaths on the weapon. An in­crease in gun-re­lated deaths and crime is a direct outcome of our cul­tural “progress.”

More ev­i­dence of this progress is the im­pact our coun­try’s ap­petite for recre­ational drugs has had on South Amer­i­cans and Cen­tral Amer­i­cans. Our most es­teemed pro­gres­sives like former Pres­i­dent Obama ig­nore the im­pact of this ap­petite and lie about vic­tim­less drug crime. There is no such thing as vic­tim­less drug crime. The vic­tims are lin­ing up at our south­ern border.

Af­ter spend­ing decades try­ing to stop ci­garette smok­ing, we have now have state gov­ern­ments ped­dling mar­i­juana for tax rev­enue pur­poses. Do we need this kind of progress?

Kevin L. Smith, Cal­i­for­nia

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