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