By Tom Quiner
Is a man more likely to kill based on internal or external influences?
Liberals and the mainstream media (MSM) suggest external influences. Sarah Palin, the Tea Party Movement, and conservatism in general have created a climate of hate, goes their thinking, that leads people to kill those with whom they disagree.
In my previous post, a couple of Quiner’s Diner readers took me to task for describing the accused Arizona mass murderer and assassin, Jared Lee Loughner, as a pot-smoking atheist. You can read their comments in my previous post. Basically, they agreed with my premise of journalistic bias in the reporting done by the MSM. They suggest that ‘pot-smoking atheist’ is an irrelevant label.
Let’s go back to my opening question: is a man more likely to commit mass murder based on external influences or internal ones? In other words, if a man’s mind is impaired by drug use, could that affect his judgement and reduce his inhibitions to act on his worst impulses?
If a man denies the existence of God, the Author of the commandment, “though shalt not kill,” is that man more likely to kill?
I don’t have the answer. Who does when it comes to warped minds?
The political Left is pushing for the legalization of marijuana. They have successfully removed God from the public square. In particular, the Ten Commandments have been removed from public schools. Interestingly, mass murder has exploded in America since our kid’s stopped seeing a daily message from God that tells them that killing is wrong.
In light of the complexities of the human psyche, it seems that pot-smoking and atheism have at least as much relevance as Sarah Palin when it comes to making snap judgements about the motives of mass-murderers.
Better yet, why not leave the labels off and just report the facts?