Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sandy Hook: It was those damned homeschoolers

An article in the Connecticut Post is describing the conclusions reached by a commission appointed by Gov. Dannel Malloy to investigate the shooting.  And, as would be expected, the answer is:  More government, less freedom, and less privacy, in the form of greater scrutiny of homeschoolers.

May I remind readers of the following massacres that were committed by young people already under the observation and influence of public educators and the state:

  • On March 21, 2005, Red Lake Senior High School student Jeffrey Weise killed five students, one teacher, one security guard, and then committed suicide.
  • On April 20, 1999, Columbine High School students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and one teacher, and wounded 21 others before committing suicide.
  • On March 5, 2001, student Charles Andrew Williams killed two students and wounding 13 others at Santana High School in California.
  • On February 27, 2012, TJ Lane walked into the Chardon High School cafeteria and fired into a group of students sitting at a lunch table. Three students died in the attack. His “emotional disability” was such that he wore a t-shirt with “Killer” scrawled on it to his sentencing.
How did all that government scrutiny work out for those people?  All that oversight?  All those rules, regulations, and procedures?  All those professionals?  Yeah, that's what I thought.  But more of that stuff that doesn't work is somehow the answer in Connecticut.

Dear readers, the government cannot save you or protect you from an evil person who is committed to performing an evil act upon others, as all these incidents show.  The wise person takes steps to protect and defend himself and those he is responsible for from these evildoers.  This very expensive report isn't worth the paper it's printed on.