Sunday, November 25, 2018

Governor Matt Bevin Gives One of the Best Commentaries on Gun Control & The Value of Life

Governor Matt Bevin DESTROYS Gun Control!

In a rational and often very moving answer to a gun control question Kentucky Governor, Matt Bevin addresses many of the ills that bedevil society these days and explains where the real solutions lie. It’s a masterclass in civil discourse and it’s absolutely devoid of virtue signaling, cant, political correctness, or hypocrisy.

Governor Matt Bevin DESTROYS Gun Control!....Blames Family Breakdown-violence desensitization

Governor Matt Bevin DESTROYS Gun Control!"cultural problem" Family Breakdown-violence desensitization

What has shifted in the last 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 years? It’s not the percentage of guns that we find in homes.

Americans’ mores as a society have shifted to “the degree that (morals) are largely nonexistent.”

“We have a culture that is desensitized to death, that is desensitized to the value of life,” he told reporters, “and we celebrate death through our musical lyrics, we celebrate death through video games that literally reward you with extra points for going back and finishing people off.”

the governor pointed to the phenomenon of broken homes. But I’ll tell you this. When I was a kid, kids brought guns to school. Kids brought guns on the school bus. They brought guns to school in their own vehicles. Kids didn’t shoot each other with them. So some things have not changed. What has changed, we as a culture, as a society — and it’s very germane to this topic as well. We don’t value human life like we did. We remove increasingly respect for the dignity of other people. You look at how rampant pornography is, the degradation and disrespect for women and for human life in general. It is so systemic.

People of our age have not been exposed like our children have been. There’s not a child in America that hasn’t been exposed to pornography, I guarantee you, if they’re above the age of 12. That’s a fact. It is so systemic; it’s horrific. And it desensitizes us at every turn. And so we’re desensitized to the value and dignity of human life.

We’re desensitized through — and this is to the heart of what I said that you seem to take exception with — is that through violent video games, where literally you are encouraged — you can roll your eyes all you want, ma’am, but I’ll say this. You explain to me the value of a game that encourages somebody to go back and finish him off, where you get points for kill counts and you slaughter people. We’re desensitizing people to the value of life. And we see it through the lyrics in music and we see it through television shows and we see it through movies. We see it in the fact that the mores of this nation have changed. And we see it to the fact that we increasingly want to remove any sense of moral authority from everything.

And here’s — I’ll tell you again. We could have 1,000 sidebars, and you could agree or disagree as it relates to what I’m about to say. But in a nation where over the last 40 years we’ve aborted 50 something million children and we have multiple states with medically assisted suicide being provided by doctors, at both ends of the life spectrum, we’re losing the value for life that we once historically had. You can say that’s good; you can say it’s bad. But it’s a reality

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