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By Travis Brock
Letter writer 

We should teach youth the 10 Commandments


Following the recent tragedies, we have been hearing a lot of screeds against guns.

But, the truth is, America doesn’t have a gun problem. It has a morality problem. It has a corruption problem. It has a cultural problem.

Imposing more gun restrictions on law-abiding citizens doesn’t fix the problem. It is akin to placing a band-aid on a gangrene-infected limb.

It makes it appear that something is being done but it doesn’t hide the stink. The sixth Commandment in the 10 Commandments is, “Thou shalt not murder.”

Yet, if anyone should be so bold as to post those commandments in a school these days, there would be a long line of activist lawyers suing the poster and the school. People are screeching, “You can’t impose your morality on us”.

There is a direct link, when we teach children there is no absolute, objective moral standard.

When we fail to teach them the 10 Commandments in public schools — and instead we teach them there is no God — we teach they can (must) make their own moral code to “embrace” and “affirm” their own darker inclinations.

When violence and depravity are glorified in our movies, music, and video games, we should not be shocked when someone raised in this culture, chooses to usurp the role reserved for God to end people’s lives.

The shame is on us for not teaching our kids the 10 Commandments and other moral precepts. This tragedy is of our own making!

Travis Brock



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