Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin succinctly diagnoses the ills other than guns that lie behind school shootings — and I add two more problems bedeviling boys.
My thanks to lyn5 for making me aware of the way in which Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin responded to a question asking him how he squared his support for the Second Amendment with his professed interest in child welfare. Bevin’s answer is extraordinary on many levels: He’s calm, master of his facts, and an organized thinker.
Bevin also very politely lets those viewing the video know that, in response to his calm, organized, factual response, the woman who asked the question, who is off-camera, is smirking and rolling her eyes. The video therefore encapsulates not just the strong moral and intellectual argument behind simultaneously supporting the Second Amendment and child welfare, but also the lack of good faith and good grace coming even from those Leftists who purport to be temperate and reasoned.
I have no quarrel with any of the points Bevin makes. He’s correct that we live in a culture that teaches children that individual life is not valuable. Whether its pron,* abortion, euthanasia, or video games, we repeatedly tell them that it’s okay to demean or destroy lives that are inconvenient or, heck, just to demean or destroy them for fun. [Read more…]