Colleges, Killings, and the Courts: The Culture War, II
By Virginia Armstrong, Ph.D., National Chairman
In April 1999, America was horrified by the massacre at Columbine High School. In April 2007, we are horrified by a similar, though more bloody, disaster at Virginia Tech, one of America's leading colleges. Immediately after the V.T. carnage, the U. S. Supreme Court upheld the federal ban on partial-birth abortions a victory for life (although certainly not a reversal of Roe's "constitutional right to an abortion.") This decision at least moves America in the opposite direction of a national carnage by allowing governmental prohibitions of infanticide ("partial-birth abortions" are not abortions so much as they are the murder of newborn children clearly "persons," clearly "human beings.")
How can such polar events occur in the same nation during the same week? A cogent though not simple answer is that these phenomena are particularly graphic results of America's Culture War. They reveal the mad swings in American law and public life created by the deadly struggle between the Humanistic worldview and the Judeo-Christian worldview. Today's college campus carnage and infanticide-cum-partial-birth-abortion should call us again to a national soul-searching in which we consider ever more deeply the question, "Why?" In response to that question, we should pose some additional questions here, as we did in the wake of the Columbine disaster.
- Activist/liberal federal judges have long been fighting to expunge every vestige of God from our nation's classrooms and public life. Why, therefore, shouldn't our youths assume that there is ultimately no One to whom they are accountable, freeing them to behave as they choose?
- Activist/liberal federal judges have long been upholding the exclusive teaching of evolutionism to our youths that all of us are simply higher forms of animals who have evolved from lower forms. Why, therefore, shouldn't our youths behave like animals?
- Activist/liberal federal judges have long been battling to convert abnormal and immoral behavior into conduct that is normal and moral. Why, therefore, shouldn't our youths conclude that other abnormal and immoral conduct, such as homosexuality, is now normal and moral?
- Activist/liberal federal judges have long been elevating to a superior constitutional status the "right" of a woman to kill her unborn, or partially-born, child. Why, therefore, shouldn't our youths conclude that they, too, have the right to kill the children around them?
We rightly grieve over the losses of Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, and the abortion chambers still spewing out cauldrons of innocent American blood. We should also grieve over a major cause America's activist/liberal federal judges who have sown the wind, while our children reap the whirlwind. Surely it is time for us to CURB THE COURTS and reclaim our children and our country.