Growing divide contributes to violence
Once again the nation is subjected to violence in our schools — and once again we hear partisan cries for “gun control” as the solution. No, this is not the solution.
The danger is that it clouds recognition of many factors that contribute to increased violence, principally the constant hysterical attacks on our president, which undermines national stability. Youngsters are easily influenced by a hatred-filled atmosphere.
Other factors include untimely recognition of individuals with worsening mental conditions, weakened family structures that provide less stability and less frequent monitoring of youngsters, violent movies and video games, and systemic failures in maintaining accurate databases and lines of communications between various legal entities.
The seriousness of growing partisan volatility must not be understated as a principal cause of the increasing violence and instability in America. This was evident when watching Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia on a recent Sunday TV show. His constant attacks on “Trump and his allies” and his insistence that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will find incriminating evidence against President Trump illustrate this problem.