Before we all rush off to rewrite the Constitution, have we bothered to wrestle with THIS question yet?
One of the ‘gotcha’ moment between the grieving dad and Marco Rubio at that execrable ‘townhall’ meeting was when the dad pressed Rubio to blame the gun for the event.
Doug Giles hammered the media for how they prostituted the victims and their families in the service of their political agenda:
We talk endlessly about the guns themselves. Including various models and capacities.
We talk about legislation. And mental health. And Pharmacology. And extremist ideas. Some have even tried to lay these at the feet of a racial group.
We talk about a great many things. But one other question has been staring us in the face.
What is their home life like?
For all the objections we hear from ‘experts’ on the left that it’s ‘perfectly fine’ to be raised by ‘one loving parent’, there is a statistically significant number of these murderous thugs who didn’t have a dad in the picture.
Even young male Elephants are affected by the influence of an adult male. Why would it be strange if it affected people too?
In wet years, “you don’t have to kowtow to the don because you can drink anywhere,” says O’Connell-Rodwell. As a result, the young bulls don’t have as much oversight. Spending less time with their elders, they appear to have more testosterone spikes, and are more aggressive.
In fact, that’s the point that was raised by Bradford Wilcox way back in 2013.
Another shooting, another son of divorce. From Adam Lanza, who killed 26 children and adults a year ago at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn., to Karl Pierson, who shot a teenage girl and killed himself this past Friday at Arapahoe High in Centennial, Colo., one common and largely unremarked thread tying together most of the school shooters that have struck the nation in the last year is that they came from homes marked by divorce or an absent father. From shootings at MIT (i.e., the Tsarnaev brothers) to the University of Central Florida to the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Ga., nearly every shooting over the last year in Wikipedia’s “list of U.S. school attacks” involved a young man whose parents divorced or never married in the first place.
The social scientific evidence about the connection between violence and broken homes could not be clearer. My own research suggests that boys living in single mother homes are almost twice as likely to end up delinquent compared to boys who enjoy good relationships with their father. Harvard sociologist Robert Sampson has written that “Family structure is one of the strongest, if not the strongest, predictor of variations in urban violence across cities in the United States.” His views are echoed by the eminent criminologists Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi, who have written that “such family measures as the percentage of the population divorced, the percentage of households headed by women, and the percentage of unattached individuals in the community are among the most powerful predictors of crime rates.”
Watch Dr. Warren Farrell discuss fatherlessness and mass shooters:
Does that mean that all single moms are doomed to raise a moral monster? Of course not. But having no dad in the picture makes it a lot more likely.
And yet, among all the clamor to ‘do something’, where are all the calls to return to stable, supportive families?
Nope. Political activists aren’t interested in that.
Not at all.
by Doug Giles
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We’ve all wondered for a long time, but it looks like medical science has finally determined the problem.
It’s spreading like a plague. For some reason, Liberals are losing their ever-loving minds.
Trump Derangement — and Romney Derangement before that — and Bush Derangement before that are only the tip of the iceberg.
What is driving them so berzerk?
Looks like we’ve found an answer:
A liberal walks into the hospital and asks for an X-ray of its skull. Doctors confirmed what we already feared. Here’s the sad diagnosis…
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