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Mass Shootings: The Roots pt. 1



What are the causes of mass shootings? What are the solutions to prevent these horrific crimes?  What steps do we need to take as a society in order to prevent them? How can someone commit such a horrible crime?

These are some of the basic questions I believe everyone asks whenever these shootings occur, but one question always remains stuck in my head when these tragedies strike the heart of America.

Why do mass shootings happen?


All people everywhere will answer the question in different ways depending on what your worldview is.

Your worldview is the way in which you view the world and everything in it. Your worldview answers basic questions such as this:

1. Why am I here?

2. What is my purpose?

3. What is wrong with the world?

4. How can what is wrong be made right?

When it comes to mass shootings, your worldview has the potential to answer the question as to why these tragedies occur, and why murderers commit these atrocities. Your worldview has the potential to objectively call every person who commits these murderous acts evil. This is why your worldview is important, because without a correct worldview, you won’t be able to answer these questions.

Now that I’ve gone over a basic overview as to why your worldview is important, I’m going to go back to the original question and answer that original question through my personal worldview.


Why do mass shootings happen? Sin. Sin exists, and sin is everywhere. Sin is the reason why we live in such a fallen and broken world. Sin is the reason why so many kids go to school without hope and go home to destroyed homes. Sin is the reason why kids are finding their identity in everything that the world is offering rather than finding their identity in things that could satisfy their hungry soul. Sin is the reason why rampant leftism has spread everywhere, especially within the education system in America. Sin is the reason why parents think they know their kids, but will turn on the news to find that their child was the next school shooter.

Here are a few Bible verses that speak about the sinfulness of man and the destructive nature of sin:

The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. – Genesis 6:5 (ESV)

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. – Psalm 51:5 (ESV)

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? – Jeremiah 17:9 (ESV)

 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. – Mark 7:21-22 (ESV)

And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.  For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. – John 3:19-20 (ESV)

Surface Level Symptoms

I’m not here to argue about what you might or might not believe, rather I’m here to simply provide you with the truth.  Without the truth, you cannot come up with a rational explanation as to why mass shootings happen.

You say mental health?  I say the sinfulness of man.

You say broken homes?  I say the depravity of mankind.

Broken homes and mental health issues are all surface level symptoms of the root problems mankind deals with on a daily basis, which is the sinful nature he was born with.

Why do these mass shootings keep happening?  Sin.

How do we prevent these mass shootings from happening?  I will provide the answers to that question in the upcoming articles.

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Progressive Delaware Website Uses Picture of African-American Candidate as Clickbait for Transgender Candidate.



Wilmington, DEBlue Delaware — a far-left website that seeks to cover politics in Delaware from a liberal and progressive perspective, and hold Democratic office holders accountable to their ideology — used a Republican Candidates’ picture, Steven Washington, as a link to an article supporting his opponent, Tim McBride. Tim now goes by the name of Sarah, and is a transgender activist-turned-Delaware State Senate candidate. Both candidates are running for Senate in Delaware’s 1st Senate District.

When reached for comment regarding his thoughts, Steven Washington said: “I’m not sure that it was purposeful, but it doesn’t send a good message, and displays implicit racial bias.” 

When Mr. Washington first announced his candidacy, McBride’s Campaign Manager, Phoebe Lucas, released a statement claiming that the Republican party recruited heavily to find someone to run against McBride, because it 

“sees Sarah as a threat…picked a candidate who is already testing messages to attack Sarah on ‘family values.’ And we all know what that means.” 

Populist Wire isn’t exactly sure which candidate ranks higher on the Intersectionality score at this time. According to sources familiar with the GOP of Delaware, the party isn’t actively recruiting candidates to target specific threats, but rather to field a candidate for every contestable office.  

Sarah McBride, whose birth name is Tim, is a man suffering from gender confusion. According to researchers such as Dr. Paul McHugh from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, people suffering from such confusion have higher than usual rates of suicide, which is not reduced after “gender transition” therapy or “sex reassignment” surgery:

“Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men. All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they ‘identify,’ In that lies their problematic future,” 

Chris Hyde, from Birmingham University’s Aggressive Research Intelligence facility, when discussing gender reassignment surgeries states: 

“there’s still a large number of people who have the surgery but remain traumatized – often to the point of suicide.”

A brief overview of ‘Sarah’ McBride’s financial reports indicate that the majority of their donors are from out-of-state donors who enjoy enabling such confusion and suffering. 

Delaware’s 1st Senate District is predominantly African-American. Transgenderism is a tough sell in that community, but usually Republicans are too. This should be interesting. Steven Washington’s website is: 

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EXCLUSIVE: NY Mag Reporter Tells Conservative College Student Hatred of Anti-Semitic Dems Is Based On Her ‘Own Set of Facts’



New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi told one conservative college student that she was creating her “own set of facts” by saying that Anti-Semitic Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.,) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.,) should not serve in the U.S. Congress.
The student, who is currently a journalism major, shared screenshots with LauraLoomer.US of the Instagram message exchange.
“When you publicly say that you support Allahu Akbar get the hell out of America,” the student, who wishes to stay anonymous for fear of retaliation, said in an Instagram story.
“I would caution you against attempting to have your own set of facts,” Nuzzi said in a message to the student.
Reps. Omar and Tlaib have both spoken recently at Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) events. CAIR was named a terror organization in 2014 by the United Arab Emirates.
The Conservative Review reported the following:
“On March 17, Rep. Tlaib will join Omar Suleiman, a Muslim Brotherhood-linked imam who has a long history of anti-LGBT, anti-woman, and anti-Semitic remarks, at the fundraising event in Detroit. Tickets will cost $50 per person, or $500 to reserve a table.”
“Dawud Walid, the longtime CAIR-Michigan director who is presiding over the event, also has a long history of extremist rhetoric. At a 2012 sermon at a mosque in Michigan, he described Jews as enemies of Islam who have “incurred the wrath of Allah.” Moreover, Walid has endorsed blasphemy laws that call for violent repercussions for engaging in criticism of Islam or Muhammad. Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, the president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, has described Walid as one of the leading radicalizers of American Muslims.”
Rep. Omar, D-Minn., is also accused of marrying her brother, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, in an attempt to violate U.S. immigration law.
Conservative political operative Jacob Wohl recently released a scathing report detailing the wrongdoing by Omar.
“There is voluminous evidence that Ahmed Nur Said Elmi is the brother of Rep. Ilhan Omar,” Wohl’s report says. “Rep. Ilhan Omar says in a public statement that she married Mr. Elmi.”
Conservative Jewish journalist Laura Loomer was banned from Twitter in Nov. 2018 after criticizing Omar.
“Isn’t it ironic how the twitter moment used to celebrate ‘women, LGBTQ, and minorities’ is a picture of Ilhan Omar? Ilhan is pro-Sharia…Ilhan is pro-FGM” Loomer tweeted. “Under Sharia, homosexuals are oppressed and killed. Ilhan is anti-Jewish.”

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Tea Time: You Can’t Have Liberty & Socialism



By Larry Wiwi for the Franklin County Tea Party

I am just finishing The Road to Serfdom, written by Friedrich Hayek and long recognized as a defining text of conservatism.  In addition to being difficult to read – very complex topics and writing style, I found it to be less about conservatism than very clearly defining the evils of socialism, and there are many.  It is an old book, first published in 1944 so naturally it focuses more on the Fascism of the 1930’s-1940’s than on the communism that became prominent later, but the principles of both liberty and socialism it defines are timeless.  

I cannot summarize a complex text in a short article but can build on the single most important tenet of the book:  Socialism and personal liberty are diametrically opposed and completely incompatible. Very simply stated, socialism gives government enormous power over our lives under the notion that smart central planners can do things for us better than we can do ourselves and/or the notion that we allow it for the “collective good.”  Socialism also come at a high cost to citizens in the form of taxes – people living under socialism give enormous portions of their earnings to the government, sometimes as high as 70% so they can get all the “free” stuff in return – free education, medical care, etc.

Personal liberty is exactly the opposite – as little government control as possible so individuals are free as possible to keep what they earn and pursue their life and happiness as they see fit like making their own choices on education and health care – sounds an awful lot like the opening sentences of the Declaration of Independence doesn’t it?

I believe the modern proponents of socialism in this country are of two stripes:  the Obama, Clinton and Warren versions know exactly what they are doing and want to impose socialism on you because of their ideology and their lust for power, and the Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez versions are stunningly ignorant and really don’t understand the oppression and suffering that would result from the policies they espouse.  

As a child devouring history, I used to think Patrick Henry’s immortal revolution era statement, “Give me liberty, or give me death,” was an incredibly brave statement.  I know longer think that, and instead think it is stating the obvious. I would much prefer death than living under socialism and pray that there are enough Americans who really understand the choice between socialism and personal liberty to defeat the former and defend and protect the latter.

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