When did we become so numb to senseless death? Was it the video games that we have played for decades? Was it the movies filled with violence that we paid good money to see? Was it CRT being taught in our schools that made our children hate our country and system? Was it allowing political groups like BLM and ANTIFA to gain credibility when they are glorified gangs? Was it watching our cities burn and calling it the Summer of Love? Maybe it is the entire collection of possible reasons and more, but the bottom line is we allowed America to morph into a callous, turn-your-head society.
These are some ways we are losing young Americans, and neither Party seems willing to stop the carnage.
These are the deaths per year in America:
- Fentanyl Poisonings 100,000
- Homicides/Murders 24,600
- Veteran Suicides. 6,300
- Overall Suicides. 40,000
That is 465 needless deaths per day from only five causes.
We know we have certain situations that are costing Americans their lives when they are in the prime of their lives. We talk and write about the Fentanyl assault on America, but what are we doing to end it? Nothing. We see senseless killings daily on our big city streets and talk about the new record numbers of deaths each year, but what are we doing to end it? We blame the gun and disregard the shooter. It is easy but sloppy.
Every day we start the news with another senseless assault, usually in one of our big cities. Last week, it was an off-duty EMT who had survived 9-11, but not the walk to the borders. She was assaulted by a stranger, stabbed twenty times, and killed. Totally unprovoked. Wrong place at the wrong time. Someone had a primal need to kill.
Over the weekend at Family Weekend at Marist College, parents and students were gathered in the lobby of a local hotel. Two men enter and begin shooting, leaving one father dead. Parents coming together to celebrate their children turns into a horrific crime scene.
A half dozen women dressed in green stretch suits board a subway car and start beating young teenagers. Kicking, pulling hair, and raining punches down on the faces of innocent commuters. Wrong place at the wrong time, all done to get their senseless act on social media.
In Chicago in June, Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell’s teenage brother was murdered by a stray bullet in a drive-by shooting, kicking off a bloody weekend that also saw a 5-month-old baby killed. Two innocents, an 18-year-old and a baby were gunned down. Wrong place at the wrong time. The shooters are still at large.
This crime spree is spurned by weak Progressive policies of No Cash Bail, reduced sentences, and emptying prisons and mental health facilities. We do not know what motivates people to commit violence, but it is a national problem. It can no longer be political but needs both sides to set aside their differences and solve this problem. We need to get Police forces staffed, and District Attorneys who refuse to adhere to the law removed.
We need to stop the initiative to put 87,000 new IRS agents on the street and put these resources to bolster the Border and shut down the gangs and people suffering from mental health problems from terrorizing the streets of our cities. Our big cities are dying and will not come back until this crime spree is behind us.
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