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Shooting at University of Oklahoma
« on: January 22, 2014, 01:01:46 PM »

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Re: Shooting at University of Oklahoma
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 01:27:01 PM »
We live next to a closed elementary school. The district has consolidated into fewer campuses, so this one sits idle, in wait of a solution.

Anyway, the city police department sent us a letter, to notify they will use the school for "active shooter" training.

Separately, our niece in Flagstaff was assaulted by another girl, two years older than she. (16 vs. 14)

Two girls were taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault. Apparently it is over a guy issue, from months ago. The aggressor was about to stomp on the young girls head, when a boy protected her on the ground.

Something has gone off the tracks, for some youths. I think a combination of violent media programming, whereby they cannot differentiate real from unreal, lack of morality training, by parents.

One thing I hear often is that parents cannot perform their roles of punishment, lest the child turn them into teachers or the police where a spanking becomes an assault.



 
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Re: Shooting at University of Oklahoma
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 02:49:53 PM »
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Something has gone off the tracks, for some youths. I think a combination of violent media programming, whereby they cannot differentiate real from unreal, lack of morality training, by parents.
I agree. Where will children learn morality? Where have their parents learned morality, if not from religion (which increasingly is becoming non grata)?  As I've noted elsewhere on this forum, we have entire unchurched generations in this country, and how has that helped us? What 8-year-old (or 20-year-old, for that matter) knows the Golden Rule?

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One thing I hear often is that parents cannot perform their roles of punishment, lest the child turn them into teachers or the police where a spanking becomes an assault.
This also is true. How can parents dare discipline their children when Big Gubmint, i.e., It Takes A Village,  is watching over their shoulders?
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Re: Shooting at University of Oklahoma
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 07:17:08 PM »
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton


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