Look at this headline from a couple of weeks ago:
From the story:
While the argument that American citizens will take up arms against its government, or create militias to patrol unsafe streets seems like something out of a science fiction novel, but Mexican citizens in small towns in Mexico are doing exactly that.
Now, we can look down our collective noses at a country in which its citizens feel the need to take the law into their own hands, but consider the following headlines from today’s news across our own country:
And here is an outrageous headline and lede from here in Missouri:
A Republican state senator in Missouri has proposed legislation that would make gun safety a mandatory part of the first-grade curriculum.
And, perhaps most outrageous of all, the following story aired on NPR this morning:
A top law enforcement official in Wisconsin is urging people to arm themselves for their own protection.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is airing a new public service announcement telling residents that due to budget cuts, calling 911 for help is no longer their best option.
I will leave you with some wisdom from Jesus of Nazareth as applied to American civilization:
How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?