OPINION - Paul Harvey on Guns
Paul Harvey's comment on Columbine High shootings:
How can we blame it all on guns?
For the life of me, I can't understand what could have gone wrong in Littleton,
CO. If only the parents had kept their children away from the guns, we wouldn't
have had such a tragedy.
Yeah, it must have been the guns. It couldn't have been because half our
children are being raised in broken homes. It couldn't have been because our
children get to spend an average of 30 seconds in meaningful conversation with
their parents each day. After all, we give our children quality time.
It couldn't have been because we treat our children as pets and our pets as
It couldn't have been because we place our children in day care centers where
they learn their socialization skills among their peers under the law of the
jungle while employees who have no vested interest in the children look on and
make sure that no blood is spilled.
It couldn't have been because we allow our children to watch, on the average,
seven hours of television a day filled with the glorification of sex and
violence that isn't fit for adult consumption.
It couldn't have been because we allow our children to enter into virtual worlds
in which, to win the game, one must kill as many opponents as possible in the
most sadistic way possible.
It couldn't have been because we have sterilized and contracepted our families
down to sizes so small that the children we do have are so spoiled with material
things that they come to equate the receiving of the material with love.
It couldn't have been because our children, who historically have been seen as a
blessing from God, are now being viewed as either a mistake created when
contraception fails or inconveniences that parents try to raise in their spare
It couldn't have been because we give two-year prison sentences to teenagers who
kill their newborns.
It couldn't have been because our school systems teach the children that they
are nothing but glorified apes who have evolutionized out of some primordial
soup of mud by teaching evolution as fact and by handing out condoms as if they
It couldn't have been because we teach our children that there are no laws of
morality that transcend us, that everything is relative and that actions don't
have consequences. What the heck, the president gets away with it.
Nah, it must have been the guns.
- Paul Harvey